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Old 14th March 2008, 02:59 PM   #1
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Default Thorens TD-124 newbie

Hi,
I am interested in purchasing a TD-124 (perhaps something on ebay) and restoring it. Since i have just stumbled onto the cult of the TD-124 and now next to nothing i was hoping some kind souls would give me a push in the right direction;
What questions to ask
What to look for
What a decent and fair price is?

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Neil (maxed out on Rega P3)
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Old 14th March 2008, 04:55 PM   #2
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Hi,

try http://www.vinylengine.com/phpBB2/index.php
and http://www.theanalogdept.com/index.html

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Old 16th March 2008, 12:21 PM   #3
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If you're into sound rather than cult I'd stay away from vintage TD124 and obscene prices it's commanding. I have one, in nice restored condition and although because of sentimental value (it belonged to a friend ) I will never sell it, I don't think it is anything special. Yes, I read those stories too. It's just an old , fartsy clunker and most anything modern (and for sure you're moded Rega) will trounce it easy. Don't buy into vintage mania except you're looking for certain decor in your room.
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Old 16th March 2008, 12:40 PM   #4
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Thanks Limono,
After following a few auctions on ebay and doing some further research, i am pretty much come to your conclusion.
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Old 16th March 2008, 12:42 PM   #5
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and most anything modern (and for sure you're moded Rega) will trounce it easy.


Really? Maybe on paper
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Old 16th March 2008, 12:56 PM   #6
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One of the major problems with TD124's is the speed accuracy. I own one and spend a small fortune to cure that problem, to no avail.

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Old 17th March 2008, 02:44 AM   #7
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Really? Maybe on paper
With the prices that the 124 is hitting, you could purchase a used superdeck.
ie. Teres, SME, Spacedeck, Avid, sp10...

All of which are considerably more reliable.

(otoh, the empire 208 is a reasonable starting point for a subsuperdeck)
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