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I really like your 125 MJ

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I have a 125 which got damaged inc the SME arm broken in 2 places, luckily covered on home insurance, so I went for it sent it to inspire for a re-build, new chassis, solid maple, separate psu x1 arm and now going through a project rs phono, will never sell it sounds FANTASTIC, cant believe the difference, will try and put some pics up for you to view

Pete

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Oldius whats that fantastic looking arm you've got >

pere

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Very nice indeed. I've had two TD124/IIs, a TD125/II and a TD160. All lovely in their way. Sorta wish I still had one of my 124s, but it wouldn't get played next to my Verdier.

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I bought a used TD125 with Mission arm and a cartridge I have forgotten for about £100 when LP was less fashionable than now. My daughter has it now but never plays it, too busy with small children.

I gave it a bit of tlc when I got it, the suspension was every which way.

I would be happy to use it myself.

A friend has a mint 124 which he offered to me. I don't want to rip him off and when I looked at current prices I wouldn't buy it.

Thorens has been a superb engineering company which was presumably knocked out of kilter by CD's arrival. A quick look at the web site reveals nothing at the 124 or 125 level being made now (IMHO)

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Oldius whats that fantastic looking arm you've got >

pere

That's an Audiomods Series IV Pere. I have sold that now and I am using an Origin Live Conqueror on the Thorens. The Audiomods is a really good arm though and an aesthetic match for the chrome edged platter of the 125.

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thanks oldius I don't think I could have sold it - beautiful, I have a x1 from inspire which is fantastic, oh I spelt my own name wrong !

its Pete!

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Tough call for me too Pete. It is a fabulous deck and the OL arm has the smoothest bearings of any I have owned.

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B'Jesus some lovely looking decks there! l am beginning to fall in love with the looks of the TD124, but any road keep the pictures coming.:^

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Here is something a bit more recent from Thorens, my old TD2010, which I used for three or four years before we left Australia. It replaced a Rega Planar 3 that had seen 18 service in my various systems and homes.

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The arm is an RB250 clone IIRC, which matched the Ortofon Rondo blue very nicely. The deck looked lovely, but was an absolute dust magnet, so we had a cover made as I am not a fan of dusting, especially near an MC cartridge.

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This new cover was fine for keeping the dust off, but at the time there was a lengthy (think 4-year) drought on in Oz, and so the deck also produced prodigious amounts of static electricity for much of the year, which was impossible to deal with, even with a humidifier.

A couple of years before we left Oz, I inherited a very nice turntable from a very close family friend, so the Thorens was sold as it was surplus to requirements. Out of all the turntables I have owned, this was the nicest looking machine, and made lovely music. However, unlike the other turntables I have owned, I don't really miss it as the issues with dust were irritating but the static discharges were a total pain in the backside.

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Lovely looking pictures caps keep 'em coming.:^

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So, Thorens.

I love them. 150's, 160's and now a 125 Mk2. The 125 has shown a clean pair of heels to my old fruitbox for about a quarter of the price. When I've finished tarting it up I'll post some pics - just waiting on a new plinth being hand crafted and all will be revealed .....

Any pics yet Stuart ?

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I have a 125 which got damaged inc the SME arm broken in 2 places, luckily covered on home insurance, so I went for it sent it to inspire for a re-build, new chassis, solid maple, separate psu x1 arm and now going through a project rs phono, will never sell it sounds FANTASTIC, cant believe the difference, will try and put some pics up for you to view

Pete

Any pics yet Pete ?

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plinth is taking a little longer than anticipated to get made - hopefully have it soon!

I wrote up a wee bit on the restoration of it in a DIY thread here.

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Here is something a bit more recent from Thorens, my old TD2010, which I used for three or four years before we left Australia. It replaced a Rega Planar 3 that had seen 18 service in my various systems and homes.

5827709199_e27834d66d_z.jpg

The arm is an RB250 clone IIRC, which matched the Ortofon Rondo blue very nicely. The deck looked lovely, but was an absolute dust magnet, so we had a cover made as I am not a fan of dusting, especially near an MC cartridge.

5827711201_5115705682_b.jpg

This new cover was fine for keeping the dust off, but at the time there was a lengthy (think 4-year) drought on in Oz, and so the deck also produced prodigious amounts of static electricity for much of the year, which was impossible to deal with, even with a humidifier.

A couple of years before we left Oz, I inherited a very nice turntable from a very close family friend, so the Thorens was sold as it was surplus to requirements. Out of all the turntables I have owned, this was the nicest looking machine, and made lovely music. However, unlike the other turntables I have owned, I don't really miss it as the issues with dust were irritating but the static discharges were a total pain in the backside.

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That is a very pretty deck.:cool:

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