Among the mass produced Thorens turntables, many consider this model to be the best after the TD-124 and the market reflects this.
The TD-125 is very well built and super heavy, about twice the weight of the TD-145 that just arrived. The weight difference speaks to the selection of materials and quality of the components. These tables are very easy to work on and parts are readily available if something should happen.
It arrived to us in near perfect working condition. It needed the lift cable serviced and the arm adjusted. Also the veneer was peeling on the top edge so we upgraded it with aluminum strips that both look original but will also protect the edges which are hard to keep intact.
All functions work as they should, the arm lifts smoothly, the platter comes up to speed nicely and holds where it should and the speeds are spot on.
The TP-25 arm is also in good condition and functions properly. The anti-skate line and weight are in place but I tend not to use it on this table and it works well without it. There is a tiny bit of pitting on the chrome but barely noticeable.
Installed is a Grado cartridge with a brand new stylus which sounds warm and inviting, specially on jazz. If you’d like a new cartridge installed and calibrated from Sumiko or ClearAudio let me know and Ill price it for you.
The top plinth is in perfect condition and the paint is intact. The wood veneer is super clean and just been oiled which made it look super sharp. The matt is super clean which is pretty rare.
There is no cover for this table (they tend to get in the way anyhow) but are readily available if needed.
Im listening to the table as we speak ( a bit of Dave Brubeck) and it sounds glorious.
Will be professional packed for safe arrival.
AWHO WE ARE
Skyfi.nyc is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning and reselling of select high end audio equipment. We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about. No mid-fi, no gimmicks and no junk.
Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the Hifi world. If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specifications, it will not be sold. We are select about the equipment we purchase, focusing on mostly analog, high-build quality, American and European built units.
Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Project and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts and service support. If you are local and are looking for any new equipment for the above mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area
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TRADE IN POLICY
We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions. Simply ask and let us know the exact model, condition and what accessories are included such as a box, remote, manual, etc. We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated processors and mid-fi equipment of any type. We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind we are running a business and will need to be able to sell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning and packaging the incoming equipment. If you are looking for top dollar we suggest attempting to sell it directly to an end user.
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HOW TO VISIT US
We are currently operating from a residence in Ridgewood, NJ. You are welcome to make an appointment if there is a piece of equipment you would like to see in operation before or after purchase. We have a well-equipped, dedicated listening room with tons of equipment of all makes and models. We are not a store, so please don’t make an appointment if you are just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds. In essence, no tire kickers please.
If you are in NYC and cannot make it out to Ridgewood, we can arrange pickup in Union Square (14th Street) after the purchase. You can call or text (646) 852-2073 with any questions or to schedule an appointment. We can also arrange to install, calibrate and tune the gear in your listening room if you are in the local area. This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers. It is also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place.
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