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Item Condition: New Shipping Options: Pickup available and you can audition. Suburb or Town: Sydney State: New South Wales Payment Method: Cash on Pickup Reason for selling: Further information: Thorens TD 190-2 Turntable as new still in box. Purchased back in 2015 (see photos). Item sold as is. It’s still disassembled if you are interested in buying you are welcome to assemble it on site to make sure its functioning as it should.
I would appreciate some advice from members who have owned or currently own the Garrard 401.
1) Does the original idler wheel need upgrading? The one in my unit looks good and does not shown any wear when I run my finger around it.
When I powered it up, it ran smoothly at the speeds and speed was spot on when measured with my Allnic strobescope.
2) Are there significant gains (if any) by upgrading to an after market idler wheel such as Audio Silente or others?
This TT is in such good original condition that I am loath to do any unwarranted modifications.
3) Are there any recommendations for feet for the plinth?
4) Not sure whether it is worth the investment from something like still points. Is there anyone using them on a Garrard?
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.