I'm very near to completing a fine system that I've been working on for years. Imagine my surprise when my Thorens TD-150 happened to be the exact same width (15.5") as the wooden cabinets for my H.H. Scott amp and tuner, which I restored years apart from each other. Pretty cool coincidence, eh? They all look great on the rack together. Well, I've already gotten this close to a very enjoyable vintage system, and now I'm at a crossroads.
The TD-150 has been tweaked a good bit with a Rega RB250 tonearm, solid flame maple armboard, dampening and so on. I love the compact dimensions, but before I sink even more time into this machine, I've been eyeing the legendary TD-124. They also seem to have a small footprint and of course are frustratingly collectible
. My question is, will I be at all likely to really be that much more impressed with the sonics of the 124 over a tastefully modified 150? Also, can anyone provide the plinth dimensions of the original 124?