FOR SALE: Thorens Highly Modified TD-165 Turntable - on hold
Item #649379945Info: Thorens Highly Modified TD-165 Turntable - on hold
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A vintage Thorens turntable generally needs no introduction but when you take this sibling TD-165 to the venerable TD-160 and make it as good or arguably better than its brother - well nuff said!
Sound-wise the two are equals according to the Guru of Thorens in North America (Dave at Vinyl Nirvana) where any differences have been negated in this version. See his comparison clip here:
This guaranteed one of a kind head-turner will surely compliment any retro (aka vintage) or modern styled system alike and do it with complete grace and finesse. Not only does this engineering marvel look good IMHO but it sounds even better without question. A few things will be arriving yet from Europe and elsewhere like a new genuine Thakker belt (Now arrived), Metal Thorens logo for top plate (now arrived), some matching black metal spike feet (arrived - see photos) and a beautifully chromed (New Old Stock) control levers found on the TD-160 to accentuate the controls and make it pop (also now arrived and installed). I am also going to replace the flimsy bottom board with a thicker MDF board which is a well-known acoustic treatment and tweak for these tables (now Complete). Also coming is a pair of replacement low capacitance properly shielded RCA cables and the Thorens recommended grounding mod just to make it better (Complete)
- Very cool and highly functional esoteric dust cover
- Shure M97XE Audiophile Cartridge
- Extremely rare TP60 original headshell that sell for over $100 alone on used and auction sites
- OEM Thorens TP-11 tonearm which is acoustically no different from the TP-16. The only difference is it uses a hanging weight for anti-skating which many say is better than magnetic
- Black metal record clamp with leveling bubble
- An amazing Q-Up lever to auto lift the tonearm after a side has played and will ultimately save wear and tear on your precious stylus if you fall asleep at the wheel...
- Original simulated wood grain plinth with bottom board as a spare, if you ever want to go back to original styling or even try a new look... and
- 3D official Thorens logo on the front face ...
video at: https://youtu.be/qzOa4RJJXug
Price is firm, Auditions by appointment only.
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