Thorens turntable restoration place?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by stereoguy, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. stereoguy

    stereoguy The King Of Stereo Mixing Thread Starter

    Location:
    Brooklyn
    Hi guys.

    Look like I may be buying a Thorens TD 124.

    Can anyone reco a good place to have it restored? I dont mind spending the $$$ but I want to have it done once, but right.

    Many thanks,

    Stereoguy.
     
  2. JJerm80

    JJerm80 Active Member

    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Dave at Vinyl Nirvana (@ddarch here on the forum). No one better. I bought one of his TD 160's and will never upgrade. His work is off the charts.
     
  3. stereoguy

    stereoguy The King Of Stereo Mixing Thread Starter

    Location:
    Brooklyn
    JJ......thank you so much, thats just the kind of info I was looking for. Mucho appreciated!

    I have PM'd Dave and asked him about a price.
     
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  4. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host

    He doesn't work on those, sorry.
     
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  5. Vinyl Archaeologist

    Vinyl Archaeologist Forum Resident

    Sts turntables did mine and they were great. They are complex and quirky machines and I am happy with the result of their rebuild.
     
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  6. asilker

    asilker Active Member

    Location:
    Chicago IL
    As a TD 124 owner, I think part of the fun is being able to tinker and learn as you go. As our host has mentioned before, for the cost of a 124 it would be easy to buy a lovely table that was ready to go right out of the box
     
  7. stereoguy

    stereoguy The King Of Stereo Mixing Thread Starter

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    Brooklyn
    Yes, as I am discovering!
     
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  8. asilker

    asilker Active Member

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    Sorry if my first post sounded discouraging... I just mean that you should be confident in learning about your table. You've got the added bonus of being able to scratch the itch to fix things :)
     
  9. stereoguy

    stereoguy The King Of Stereo Mixing Thread Starter

    Location:
    Brooklyn
    Lol......thats ok. I am leaning towards a Rega RP6
     
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  10. JJerm80

    JJerm80 Active Member

    Location:
    Philadelphia
    My mistake. My first thought when I see Thorens is always Dave.
     
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  11. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host

    I would have had him do mine, but he won't go there. Can't blame him...
     
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  12. action pact

    action pact ^^ Sandy Warner, "The Exotica Girl"

  13. stereoguy

    stereoguy The King Of Stereo Mixing Thread Starter

    Location:
    Brooklyn
    Thank you, Action.
     
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  14. tman53

    tman53 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Pa
    I can also recommend Jim. I am good friends with his brother. He does fantastic work.
     
  15. td19

    td19 Forum Resident

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  16. stereoguy

    stereoguy The King Of Stereo Mixing Thread Starter

    Location:
    Brooklyn
    I think I am going to end up with a TD-124 after all. If so, I will use Jim to do a complete restoration.

    I just wish someone on here would buy my Rega RP1 with the Shure cart to help me finance it!

    :)))))
     
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