Another Turntable Offering:
Lovely Thorens TD-160 Turntable w/ Rega RB-300 arm, Upgrades, $795 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.
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This Week’s Thorens TD-160 Turntable w/upgraded Rega (Moth) RB-300 & Extras, $795 plus shipping
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 an 8.5 on a scale of 1-10. (I’m a hard rater.) The real wood veneer is in overall excellent shape with one area of scuffing on the right side rail (see pic) 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. There is also an overall haziness. (New acrylic cover is $85 with exchange.) Note: the Bren weight is NOT included, but is available for $75.
Included in the “extras/upgrades” is an SRM custom bottom plate, a $150 value! This usually comes with cone feet, but I prefer rubber. Both will be provided.
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 Rega RB-300 Arm
Rega arms are continually hailed as one of the best values in audio. This used stock RB-300 badged as Moth is in very good to excellent condition, with some very slight wear at the headshell. Completely tested and functioning perfectly. Note the lovely upgrade brass counterweight is included.
If you purchase this table, I can discuss cartridge options as part of the sale. I am a dealer of Grado, Ortofon, and Dynavector cartridges. When I mount and align your cartridge, it makes set-up in your home incredibly easy, plus you get the peace of mind it’s been done right.
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 and a 5% restocking fee. After ten days, all returns are for merchandise credit only.
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