Saturday, 14 December 2013

Thorens TD-124 Turntable with SME 3009 S2 Tonearm

Thorens TD-124 Turntable with SME 3009 S2 Tonearm
TD stands for "tourne-disque" which means literally "record turner" in French. The Thorens TD-124 might be one of the most famous 'audiophile' vintage turntables every made, although some might say that title should go to the Garrard 301 grease bearing turntable. Serious music lovers and audiophiles alike were very fond of this transcription turntable and combined it with tone arms from Ortofon and SME, and with cartridges from Shure and Ortofon.
The Thorens TD124 has an iron cast platter weighing 4.3 kg, sometimes a bit more. It is driven by a relatively strong 10 Watt motor.
Specs:
AC 4pole induction motor, belt/idler wheel drive, 16, 33, 45 and 78 rpm, mechanically switched, pitch, platter weight 4.5 kg (cast iron) or 3.0 kg (zinc alloy), top platter (aluminium) with clutch, manual operation.
- See more at: http://www.vintageaudioonline.com/thorens-td-124-turntable-with-sme-3009-s2-tonearm/#sthash.fDiNZPRm.dpuf

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