Thorens 125 MkII TT Complete Rebuild by Vinyl Nirvana - $2,600 (Johnson)
make / manufacturer:Thorens
model name / number:125 MKII
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Dropped price: This is my final price drop $2600.00. I will keep it before I drop any lower.
This is the 1972 Thorens 125 MKII turntable. It has been completely rebuilt by Dave at Vinyl Nirvana in New Hampshire. It basically is a brand new TT. The plinth in completely new Walnut. Underneath looks new. There are no scratches on the custom armboard or deck. The tonearm is a brand new Sorane TA-1 tonearm with less than 20 albums played. The cartridge is almost new moving coil EAT JO # 5 cartridge $1195.00. It has less than 100 hours on it. I took it off a EAT C sharp turntable as I accidentally pushed the stylus too hard sideways putting on the protective cover. I sent it off to SoundSmith and they retipped it with the top of the line Boron Cantilever with Nude Contact Line. ( $450.00) They are top of the line cartridge repair in the US. . The SoundSmith stylus has more definition than the original. The stylus has less than 20 hours.
The new custom plastic cover is scratch free. It can be completely removed. There is a slight indention, not a scratch on the top edge of the left side plinth board. It isn't a scratch. You can see it in the picture. I never even knew it was there until I started taking close picture. I was told I can try to remove the indent with a wet cloth and an iron. I will leave that to the buyer to try.
This TT looks like a museum piece and sounds fantastic.
The tonearm and cartridge were dialed in using a Smart Tractor cartridge/tonearm alignment system.
I have a total of 5600.00 in this TT setup. I simply don't listen to this and I need to buy some hot rod parts to finish my Mazda RX7 project.
I have dropped this down to 2700.00 cash for local pickup only. I will not ship. No trades.
We are in Johnson/Springdale. You can come over and listen.