"The transformation wrought by Chris’ adapter and the SPEC mat was huge, and that simple change put my Thorens TD-124’s musical & sonic performance at a level that is similar to my Classic 301.
It never ceases to amaze me what small tweaks and improvements can do, and Chris’ adapter is a must have for the Thorens TD-124. I was expecting an improvement, but I wasn’t expecting such a dramatic improvement in musical & sonic performance, and it’s put me back on my heels a bit."
"You definitely want one of these for your Thorens TD-124 – highly recommended!" - Jeff Day from 'Jeff's Place', Nov 8, 2018
This is the new Woodsong Audio Upper platter mat adapter for the Thorens TD124.
This piece allows the use of almost any mat on the Thorens TD124 upper platter, directly replacing the stock upper platter hub / mat hold down / 7" adapter. When installed, the top of this hub sits flush with the top of your upper platter.
Full functionality of the TD124 clutch is retained with a bearing bronze bushing in the center, like the original.
Installation takes only a few minutes, using the original fastener plate on the underside of the upper platter.
While the original TD124 mat does work, personally, we do not care for it. There are better sounding mats.
When using with the original iron platter, a thicker mat, or combination of mats can reduce the effect of the magnetic pull of magnets in Moving coil cartridges.
This adapter is CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, and is clear anodized. The bushing is a leaded bearing bronze.
3 x M3 socket head cap screws and the proper hex key are included. These screws match the original thread pitch of the original part.
Price is $78 plus shipping.
Included in this listing price, are one adapter hub, 3 x M3 mounting screws, and the correct hex key. The turntable and other mats in the photos are for reference only.