Thorens TD 125 Repair and Upgrade

The Thorens TD 125 is the high-end classic model from the early 1970s. It is a top quality instrument which has to be restored to deliver incomparable musical performance and protect your records for years to come.

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Basic restoration
€250

  • Check of the platter bearing and motor (including bearings)
  • Main platter bearing restoration (cleaning, lubricating)
  • Main platter bearing shaft cleaning and polishing
  • Main platter edge cleaning and polishing (if needed)
  • Drive platter surface (were belt rides) cleaning of oxidation and staining
  • Motor checking and lubricating
  • Tonearm check
  • Check metal parts of the chassis for corrosion. WD-40 treatment if needed
  • Metal sub-chassis damping with special acoustic material
  • Motor and platter bearing damping with rings made from special acoustic material
  • Check of the audio cables and plugs. Can be replaced if needed
  • Check of the electric and audio wire solder points. Re-solder if needed
  • Strobe lamp checking (replacement if needed for additional €50)
  • Rubber drive belt cleaning using hot water and soap. Replacement if needed for additional €20
  • Motor pulley clutch function checking and restoring of needed
  • Motor pulley cleaning
  • Headshell terminals cleaning for better metal connection
  • Tonearm lift checking (damping fluid replacement if needed for additional €15)
  • Cartridge checking (if used) and alignment
  • Suspended sub-chassis tuning
  • Top plate cleaning (using an appropriated cleaner)
  • Armboard cleaning (using an appropriated cleaner). Can be replaced if needed
  • Rubber mat cleaning
  • Plinth cleaning and treatment
  • Install upgrade feet
  • Clean and polish dust cover, if included
  • Providing instructions for turntable and tonearm adjustment and tuning

Additional restorations and upgrades

  • New solid wood plinth – €240 (beech), €265 (oak), €280 (mahogany)
  • Metal height adjustable spike feet upgrade – starting from €60
  • Cables replacement with new audiophile high quality cables and gold plated RCA plugs – €60
  • Chassis top surface painting – €45
  • Armboard made from panzerholz – €150
  • Armboard made from sandwich of acrylic glass and panzerholz – €180
  • Armboard made from sandwich of acrylic glass and plywood – €120
  • Upgrade with restored SME 3009 tonearm – €600
  • Tonearm restoration – €80
  • New dust cover – €130
  • Headshell leads replacement with gold plated – €40
  • New Thorens belt replacement – €20

Contacts

For any repair or upgrade requests and questions, please contact us by e-mail contact@vintage-turntables.com or fill out the form below:

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