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Old 28th April 2009, 09:24 AM   #1
Karrry is offline Karrry  Singapore
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Default Thorens TD 125 with SME 3012

Hi everyone,
I just came across this turntable Thorens TD 125 with plinch and SME 3012 tonarm (no cartrige). seems in good working order. the owner asked 400 usd for it.

is this a good price for the Thorens? if not which should be a fair one?
any early reply is much appreciated.

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Old 28th April 2009, 10:04 AM   #2
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Dear Karry,

I also have a TD 125 with SME 3012 in an SME plinth.

I also wonder how much it would be worth.

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Old 28th April 2009, 10:15 AM   #3
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I also wonder how much it would be worth.


The Thorens - about nothing; the SME 1-1k5 depending on condition.
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Old 28th April 2009, 11:43 AM   #4
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Default Thorens TD 125 with SME 3012

thx for your reply.
but do you mean that the Thorens TD 125 is not worth?

I was told this is a TD 125 LB (with SME 3012 while other comes with SME 3009). does it make any sense?

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Old 28th April 2009, 11:50 AM   #5
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The TD125 looks better built than the other Thorens models I have owned.

See here and here.

Good luck!
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Old 28th April 2009, 12:08 PM   #6
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thx for your reply.
but do you mean that the Thorens TD 125 is not worth?

The tt with no arm may be worth about $250-350, similarly to a bare LP12, no arm, no Valhalla. It is still a very nice tt.
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Old 28th April 2009, 12:29 PM   #7
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Default Thorens TD 125 with SME 3012

thx again.

1 more question: how much would a SME cartrige cost? and is it easy to find? (this SME 3012 doesn't have one).

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Old 28th April 2009, 12:38 PM   #8
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SME is not a manufacturer of cartridges. Actually, there are many cartridges you can choose from today from various manufacturers such as Denon, Ortofon, Shure, Audio Technica and many more... it's a whole 'nuther adventure!

Do a google search for "phono cartridge" or "stylus". I'm sure you'll even get some recommendations here.
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Old 29th April 2009, 12:05 PM   #9
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Default Thorens TD 125 with SME 3012

Just brought the TT 125 home.
It turns out a very rare TD 125 LB (Long Base) with SME 3012 and a Technics 300MC. (320 usd, a deal)

work great and sonically perfect. happy.

thank you all.
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Old 29th April 2009, 12:21 PM   #10
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