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Thorens TD125 Reviews

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Thorens TD125

Thorens TD125

10/10 by lizchair63

A good old German machine that works like a,
Swiss made
watch.

10/10 by DR_janero

Bought mine with an SME arm in 1970-- its 48th (!!!) birthday is around the corner.
A superb instrument.

10/10 by lenjack

I had one in the 70's. It was perfect. Don't know why I got rid of it.

9/10 by marianisimo

as turnable fan, try to build some kind of collection.
So far, Thorens TD125 is my own reference vintage turntable.

Of Course, still looking good opportunity to cuy a TD124.

Better results with tonerm Ortofon rs212, than standards tp tonearm.

will try SME tonerms soon.

10/10 by kkm67

Dont know if it is one of the best Thorens, but it's the best TT i ever owen't - Ist's a 1968 125 mk.1 whit SME 2000 Plinth System, Ist's very big, and have to stand on its owne stand .
The tonearm are ClearAudio Clarify 9'w/ortofon kontrapunkt B. Pickup.
Via the RPM Calculator App. i can measure that it speed velocity are 33.333..
Its very easy to live whit, the sound are very came, lot of dynamik - it make my stomach feel good..

10/10 by RIKINTPA

Not to be rude...But if anyone does not rate the TD-125 even with the factory arm a minimum 8.5 please have your Table serviced or upgraded or you may need other signal chain equipment because something must be wrong with it! As for my review I am fortunate enough to have an Original TD-125 Long Base with an SME 3012 and I switch between a Denon 103R and an Ortofon 2M Black...To quote some others here to replicate the quality of this set-up table you would have to spend $10k on a similar modern table of today.

9/10 by antennaguru

My Thorens TD125 Mk2 is a Great Turntable with very stable speed accuracy due to its Wein Bridge Oscilator Speed Control Circuit! Mine has been upgraded with the Thorens Acrylic Platter, a home-made Acrylic Arm-Board, and a Helius Aureus Tonearm. I also own a Linn Sondek LP12 with a Fidelity Research FR-14 Tonearm. The reason I mention the Linn is because I put an Ortofon MC25FL cartridge in each of these turntables' tonearms for the sake of comparison, and while the Linn is a very nice sounding turntable the Thorens not only sounds nice but is far more revealing and provides much more insight into the record you're listening to! Of course it's far better built too!!!

10/10 by reverend norm

Simply wonderful. Most turntables, unless you want to spend a small fortune, cannot touch this wonderful intrument. It set the standard.

10/10 by alionida

Great looks, sound quality is very very high. Very musical.

10/10 by macrapp@gmx.de

I own two of them, one with the SME3009/AT OC9 and one with an Ultracraft/Audiocraft Unipivot arm and a Goldring Elite MC. My favourite Thorens ever..

10/10 by jimimonet

Had my MKII since 1974 with SME 3009 S2 Imp and I think it is a great combination still working great.

9/10 by t-rick

Very heavy well built Classic that will stand the test of time.

8/10 by acek


5/10 by jedlicka

Bought the TD 125 in 1974! Still working like a charm. Is this world record?

8/10 by desertdog

Yes i agree a very well made and good sounding unit. certainly the best Thorens i have used, very good partner for SME 3009 arms.

10/10 by anatech

I got this table with a totally botched repair attempted by the Canadian distributor. Wrong transistors even! Otherwise in good shape though.
10/10 - why? It redefined my expectations of what performance a turntable was capable of. Added a Platter Matter for a further improvement. This turntable deserves competent service, so I think the comments about service by flavio81 were laid at the feet of the wrong party. You can't blame a well designed table for incompetent service people. I have repaired my share of service disasters on these.
Buy one and care for it. If anyone has a Platter Matter available as a new product, make it known please. They work extremely well.

9/10 by flavio81

Sound quality = near 10/10 after servicing and modifications to kill the resonances inherent to a thick mettalic suspended top plate.

I'm giving it a 9 instead of 10 just because servicing an unit that is not in perfect shape can be laborious. Also 1 point less because of the stupid, idiotic clutch on the motor spindle, and because the way the spindle is placed, it's all too common for an idiot owner to transport the turntable platter on, let the platter slip and whack the motor spindle knocking it out of alignment. Which will set back Flavio lots of hours to straighten it out.

10/10 by B├ębert

One of the best thorens belt drive

8/10 by audiotech94

Still working well 40 years after I bought it !

10/10 by astroboy_45

Simply, efficient, a classic never dies...


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