Another Turntable Offering:
A Transformed Thorens TD-150, Rewired SME 3009 Series II Tonearm, $1295 plus shipping
Why buy a restored vintage Thorens turntable from Vinyl Nirvana?
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. See our testimonial page.
A Transformed Thorens TD-150! Stunning!
I have been modifying the wonderful and venerable Thorens TD – 150 for over 10 years. This particular example is in outstanding condition, so I decided to leave the original Thorens plinth. However, the top plate is brand new and powdercoated wagon red! Also, the cheap cardboard bottom has been upgraded to 3/4 painted plywood. The original cover is included, also in excellent condition.
If the new owner wishes, a Music Hall Cruise Control speed controller can be added for $299. This makes speed changes done at the push of a button, and the circuitry guarantees cleaner more consistent ac to the motor. The highly regulated speed helps the music to just jump from the grooves.
The rewired SME 3009 Series II Improved Tonearm
The SME is an audio classic, coveted by many as THE vintage arm. It is simply one of the best respected and best looking tonearms ever produced. This specific arm is in very good to excellent cosmetic condition and functions perfectly. The arm has been internally rewired, a $185 value. It’s mounted on a lightly used solid walnut armboard. As shown, the arm also includes an upgraded wood body Ortofon Headshell! Looks amazing with the rest of the wood!
If you purchase this table, we can discuss cartridge options as part of the sale. I have several recommendations. I am an authorized dealer for Dynavector, Ortofon, and Grado. If I mount and align your cartridge, it makes set-up in your home incredibly easy, plus you get the piece of mind it’s been done right.
The shipping is not included. 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 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 and a 5% restocking fee. After ten days, all returns are for merchandise credit only. Read what Ben Folds and others have had to say about buying from Vinyl Nirvana.