Another Turntable Offering:

Stunning Thorens TD-160 Turntable w/ Linn LVX arm, $825 plus shipping

Why buy a restored vintage Thorens turntable from Vinyl Nirvana?

When you buy a restored turntable from Vinyl Nirvana, the table has undergone a multistep inspection, tuning, and detailing regimen.  The work is performed by me, someone who has worked exclusively on belt driven, suspended subchassis turntables such as Thorens, Linn, and AR for over a decade.  I know these models intimately, and have developed techniques over my lifetime to restore them to the best condition possible.

In addition, since I have probably the largest selection of parts for these turntables in North America, if it is determined by inspection that something needs to be replaced because it is missing, broken or worn, it happens. Though all of the turntables I sell will be 100% functional, because of their age, cosmetic condition will vary.  It is my pledge to you that any and all cosmetic defects will be pointed out in the item description, and whenever it is possible, photographs will be provided.  When you buy from me, it is not like eBay where you have to wonder if you are getting what you are really getting.  If there is a flaw cosmetically, you will know it is there.

As a potential buyer, you should know I don’t just service these turntables, I love them.  Though I have restored hundreds of them, I still find great joy in bringing a vintage turntable back to its glory.  Likewise, if the turntable has been customized, I cared deeply that those items are the best possible ones I can source.  For example, my custom plinths are built by a finish carpenter with over 30 years of experience, someone who cares as much about their sound construction as their beauty.  Likewise, when something is custom painted or powercoated, I go to a professional company, one of the most highly regarded in New England.  Those are just two examples, but I have made it my mission, when I do farm out work, to get people who care about their finished product the same way I do.

Finally, because none of the above will matter if the turntable doesn’t reach you in one piece, I have extensive experience in safely shipping vintage turntables.  I know the tricks and the techniques to get your turntable to you without incident.  I literally ship over 100 turntables per year, and my success rate is over 99%.  In the fractional amount of cases where there is a problem, it is always resolved with your complete satisfaction as my goal.  A lot of businesses make that claim; with me you will find it is a way of life.

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This Week’s Thorens TD-160 Turntable w/Linn LVX

The Thorens TD-160 was my first “audiophile” turntable, so it holds a special place in my heart. Everything about this table says quality, from the well-machined drive platter to the fit-n-finish of the levers.  Best of all, this table is built to last…my wager is it’ll outlive most of its owners.

Cosmetically, this table is a 9.0 on a scale of 1-10. (I’m a hard rater.) The real wood veneer is in overall excellent shape with  one tiny nick on the right left bottom corner and some other very minor areas of wear.   The metal portion of the plinth is in outstanding condition, with no flaws to report.    The dust cover is included, along with original Thorens hinges. The dustcover is in fair to good condition: no cracks but a few scuffs and light scratching.   Note: the Bren weight is NOT included, but is available for $75.

Please note the cueing lever to the right is now vestigial since the stock arm is repalced.  Additionally, the chromed bubble is installed to cover the original arm rest holes.

The Linn Basik LVX Tonearm

The Linn Basik LVX was a modestly priced arm that was well reviewed given its price point.  This one features a nice cable with gold plated RCA plugs and  a removable headshell.  It is 100% functional.  Cosmetically, it is in excellent shape save for some scratches at the headshell where cartridges have been mounted. (see pic)  It is mounted to the table with a brushed aluminum Sound Supports armboard.

Overall, this is a stunning table with a serious arm capable of handling cartridges in the $200 to $500 range with ease. I would be happy to mount any cartridge for the new owner for $30. If I install the cartridge, it makes set-up incredibly easy for set-up.  I am a also dealer for Dynavector, Ortofon, and Grado.  If you buy the cartridge from me, the installation fee is waived.

Dustcover and hinges included!

Cover in fair to good condition. No cracks but many light scuffs and scratches.

The top plate is in truly amazing condition

Bren Record Weight not included. Adds $75.

Nick at left rear bottom edge

The Details

This table will be packed like it is a fragile pane of glass. I simply care too much for these tables to just shove them in a box. I will carefully pack the table in extra sturdy boxes. and bubble wrap. I prefer Fedex Ground.

I love introducing someone new to the joys of vinyl, getting someone back into vinyl who left it for the “superiority” of cds, or helping someone else who does appreciate it to “move up.” In that regard, I do what few sellers do…if the buyer needs it, I can supply up to one hour of help by phone with set up. (At a mutually arranged time.) In general, most buyers don’t need it, but if there IS a problem, I am there.

Your table is guaranteed to look and work as described, or you may return it within ten days of arrival for a full refund, minus return shipping charges.  After ten days, all returns are for merchandise credit only.

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Email me if you are interested in purchasing this turntable or another one I have slated for restoration.