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    Join Date: Mar 2016

    Location: New Forest

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    I'm Clive.

    Default Thorens TD135 Turntable

    A superb, fully working example of the Thorens TD135 turntable. A compact version of the iconic TD124 with the integral BTD12S tonearm.

    One of the best of these you will come across, its semi-automatic, (the motor stops at the end of the side) and also this turntable, serial number 18720, was subject to a full restoration by a previous owner, details can be seen here:

    http://www.theanalogdept.com/pw_2.htm

    A previous owner has replaced the rather beautiful green plinth with a modern black one made by Stereo Lab.

    The motor suspension has been upgraded to Mk II specification with the Audio Silente conversion kit and an Audio Silente idler wheel is fitted. New rubber mushrooms fitted and the power lead has a 3 pin IEC socket to allow for use with any standard kettle lead.

    The original Thorens PU1079 headshell is present together with a full set of mounting hardware. The headshell does have some paint damage, see photo.

    I cannot pack this, so collection only from Lymington please.

    Price 400

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    Join Date: Oct 2014

    Location: Lancing W. Sussex

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    Very good value and Clive is a dream to deal with.

  3. #3
    Join Date: Mar 2016

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    I'm Clive.

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    Thank you Jack.
    I bought this from Tom (Montesquieu) about 5 years ago and have used it as my mono deck until a recent drive to reduce kit down to more manageable proportions.
    By way of explanation for those who think they saw this sold recently, I did sell it on eBay a couple of months ago for 550 but the buyer has been unable to come and collect it due to being too busy and has asked me to resell it. So here it is at 150 less for a hopefully quick sale.

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    Join Date: Dec 2014

    Location: Surrey, UK

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    I'm Phil.

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    What a beautiful looking thing. I would have it if funds would allow. Have a bump on me.

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    Join Date: Feb 2010

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    Absolute cracker this. Were not for recent purchases this would be coming back to me.

    Just to say I used it for mono too but the tonearm is wired for stereo.

    Actually those BDT-12S tonearms sell on their own for close to the Clive's asking for the arm + deck + plinth.
    Last edited by montesquieu; 06-02-2019 at 21:23.
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers with Tannoy ST50 supertweeters; Amp - Silvercore 833C monoblocks; preamp TBA watch this space; Vinyl: Schopper'd Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 9 inch and Ikeda IT-407 12 inch tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Miyajima Takumi, Ikeda 9TT, vintage Ortofon SPU GE; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Miyajima/Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage Allnic H7000V used with Miyajima ETR-Mono and ETR-Stereo SUTs; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily enhanced AN DAC based on kit but aspiring to DAC5 spec.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Marantz PM-4; Digital: CDP Sony CDP-X3000ES & Arcam rBlink; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT 1503 MkI broadcast arm, Ortofon SPU Classic GM, Ortofon 2-15k SUT and Puresound Tenuto platter mat

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    Join Date: Jan 2009

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    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Beautiful, just beautiful and a bargain to boot!

    Hope this goes to a good home. GLWS.
    Barry

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    Join Date: Jan 2019

    Location: Leicestershire

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    I'm Greg.

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    I’ll take this at the asking price, please Clive.

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    Join Date: Mar 2016

    Location: New Forest

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    I'm Clive.

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    Thank you everybody for your comments.
    I have just sent you a PM Greg.
    SOLD subject to payment.
    Last edited by CliveG; 07-02-2019 at 10:14.

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    Join Date: Aug 2010

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    Ah you beat me to it Greg! Just logged in to say the same thing!

    If you should change your mind ...
    Technics SL-10/many carts - Modded Sonos/Lampizator DAC - Phase Style 6SN7 preamplifier - Phase Style triode SE monoblocks - Ian's Frugal horn XL

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    Join Date: Jan 2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordmortlock View Post
    Ah you beat me to it Greg! Just logged in to say the same thing!

    If you should change your mind ...
    Commiserations Jake!

    Already have someone who’s got second dibs on this if I ever sell. Sorry about that. Should be great with a Miyajima mono or SPU N.

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