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Thorens TD KIT TDK-101

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: , |

This would be a great turntable to do a custom build. The plinth could be a really interesting shape. I dig it.

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Munich High-End 2019: Thorens goes direct-drive & reel-to-reel

By | April 10th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Bergisch Gladbach. Not a lesser-known internal organ but the German home of Thorens since being acquired a year ago by ex-ELAC/Denon MD Gunter Kürten. To this year’s Munich High-End event in May, Kürten’s revitalised Thorens will bring four new products.

The TD 1600 (€TBC) and TD 1601 (€TBC) turntables are built around the same platform – belt driving motor unit, power supply, wooden plinth, height-adjustable TP 92 tonearm and a sub-chassis suspended via conical springs, any horizontal movement locked out by a steel pin – but the TD 1601 offers a few niceties over the TD 1600: an electrical arm lift, auto shut-off and true balanced (XLR) outputs.… Read the full article

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Thorens 1954 Ad

By | November 16th, 2018|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: |

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Thorens KIT TDK 101

By | May 16th, 2018|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: |

I didn’t realize Thorens did kits. I like the looks of the 101.

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Warsaw 2017: Closer Audio: field coils, tapes and records

By | November 26th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , |

I was complaining about several “me too” rooms and products on the Polish show, Closer Audio is definitely not a knock off. The room had single driver field coil speakers playing music through a 12″ EMS LB12 MK II (by Electro Magnet Speaker France) woofer! Colored me impressed, it takes cojones to show up with a 12″ acting the part of a mid and a tweeter.

The room had two of the best pieces of analog source ever to be produced, the Thorens 124mkII turntable with Schick tonearm and Denon 103 MC cartridge playing next to a stunning AEG Magnetophon 15A reel to reel tape recorder, a legend.

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CES 2017 highlights and wrap: Sun setting on Vegas for high fidelity?

By | February 6th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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The new Technics 1200GR at a suggested MSRP of $2,000 USD  is a more affordable version of the 1200G announced last year.

This CES was my first.

Thing is, it just might be my last.

Consensus among fellow journalists, hi-fi manufacturers, distributors, and bricks & mortar owners is that it’s no longer a good fit for home audio, and attendance by companies who pursue higher fidelity had dropped significantly from previous years according to long-time attendees.

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Virtual audiophiles experience music in the future.

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HiFi Collector 2016-10-23 00:41:00

By | October 23rd, 2016|Categories: Hifi-Collector|Tags: , , |

My Thorens TD-160 got a brand new, reproduction dust cover today. There’s a nice gentleman in Torrance, CA who makes these and sells on CraigsList for $100, which I think is a fair price for a clear acrylic, well-fitting dust cover. The cartridge is a Shure V15 Type II and the stylus is a Shure VN-7, both have only a few hours of use – were bought as NOS off eBay by the previous owner this past summer. 
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