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By Mr Vintage
Item Condition: Excellent Shipping Options: Shipping is available at agreed cost. Suburb or Town: Holland Park State: Queensland Payment Method: Reason for selling: Wanted to Buy Further information:
I’m interested in buying an SME S3 Tonearm.
Feel free to get in touch if you have or know someone looking at selling.
Its going on a Thorens however, will consider another brand that also works well on a suspended deck.
With or without Cart is fine.
Price listed is a guide. Will negotiate upon application.
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Item Condition: Vintage Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.,Shipping is available at agreed cost. Suburb or Town: NSW 2745 State: New South Wales Payment Method: EFT, Cash on pick up Reason for selling: Can't decide Further information:
PRICED TO SELL
Vintage Thorens TD160 turntable with TP tonearm. Original plinth and wiring.
This TT has quite a global following. It is a suspended table and can be upgraded (if desired) by adding a new heavier plinth and new tonearm wiring. Some say they prefer this to a Linn. You can decide.
Prefer a local sale but also happy to hand deliver it to the local Pack and Send if you want it shipped interstate. You will need to organise pack and send to box them up for you as I do not have the original boxes.
Photos show condition of this fine vintage TT and form part of the item description. Has some dynamat on the underside of the top plate which you can remove if preferred. It was considered a tweak.
I have not mounted a cartridge on this original TP tonearm as I was using the turntable with a SME3009 tonearm and Audio Technica AT155LC cartridge which are not part of this sale.
You will need to mount your own cartridge.
Priced fairly for a quick hassle free sale. Thanks for looking!
Item Condition: Excellent Original Condition Shipping Options: Pickup available and you can audition. Suburb or Town: Mitchelton State: Queensland Payment Method: Eft or Cash on Pickup Reason for selling: Surplus to my needs The Thorens TD 160 Super was the top end model of the 160 Series. This premium Thorens model was not manufactured in great numbers, in fact there's a business that creates these as reproductions from standard 160's.
For those who don’t know, what made the Super model the Super was a heavier platter, and a 'floating suspension' system. The platter and main bearing are supported on a secondary chassis which is spring-mounted to isolate it not only from the main case and external forces but also from vibrations of the motor. To preserve pickup/platter geometry, the pickup arm board is also mounted directly on to this sub-chassis. It also has internal dampening to benefit sound quality and a base cover.
This particular TT is unmolested, with perhaps only the plugs replaced. I haven't used it regular for the last 3 years and it probably should be lubricated. A belt is provided and is still supple and should serve you for many years.
It currently has a Denon103R fitted. I am happy to remove that if you want to save yourself some money. The cart has had less than 100 hours use.
Some minor imperfections do exist:
There are some small nicks in the particle board base a long one side, they are not visible from the front. The lid needs a polish, but there are no deep gouges. The hinges need some adjustment to hold the lid in place if opened beyond 90 degrees.
Pickup preferred. For serious buyers I can demo the TT connected to a Weston Time Machine and a pair of Zu Audio Omen Bookshelf speakers.
Any questions, please feel free message me.
Item: Thorens TD160 Turntable
Location: Sunshine, Victoria
Item Condition: Used, but very good for it's age. Original dust cover is almost perfect. Small superficial marks on the top plate (see picture) that do not effect performance.
Reason for selling: Surplus
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
One of the classics from the classic era, this is a tweakers' dream.
Presents very well in mostly original condition. Serviced, set up & upgrade of required components; summary of work completed:
cleaned inside & out motor oiled tuned and dialed in TP16 tonearm new hinges installed for dust cover new Ortofon OM10 cartridge installed and set up Thakker belt included new feet installed upgraded Mogami RCAs installed
Plenty of information on the Internet that best sums up this classic deck.
Performs admiringly next to my heavily tweaked Thorens TD125
Pick up in Melbourne western suburbs, happy to demo. Could deliver locally if not too far.
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