Thorens TD-124 serial number 40022
The best of everything with original finish in excellent condition. If you are interested in a fully updated TD-124 but don’t want to wait 8 months for Shopper to rebuild it, here’s your chance at a good price.
Deck is fitted with a fully rebuilt and cardas wired SME 3009 MkII and a Shure M90XE. I was using a Zu 103 cartridge but want to keep it. The Shure is a great way to start out on a TD-124; Shopper recommends it. If you don’t want the cartridge I’ll keep it and charge $100 less.
I bought this from the original owner who was still using it from new. Before sending it out to Schopper for a rebuild, the table was is excellent cosmetic shape so I left the paint original. Functionally it was good but showed it’s age.
I sent it out to Shopper for the works. It’s a brand new deck with new main bearing and platters. It has about 100 hours of play time on it. Beyond the rebuild service I added the following items:
Complete Schopper motor and chassis restoration $980
Shopper upper platter $590
Shopper non-magnetic main platter $1,480
Shopper main bearing $785
Shopper rubber mat $80
Shopper idler wheel $250
New mushrooms $60
New thumbwheels and treads $150
New motor AC lead $70
Total cost of rebuild and upgrades $4,445
Cost of used deck $1,000
Plinth (high mass layered Baltic birch ply in rosewood) $280
Swissonor armboard $180
Cost of used SME 3009 MkII $600
SME rebuild and cardas rewire at smetonearms.com $350
New bezel for tonearm $70
Shure M97XE cartridge $100
Total cost of this complete TD-124 $8,025