We are new at Audiogon but we have been restoring and reparing tt's for many years now.
We have spent many hours perfecting this turntable and we hope you like it.
Sonically the tt rivals the very famous Garrard 301 and Thorens 124, no doubt. It is, in our opinion a work of art as well.
More pictures available upon request.
TT BD1 B
Plinth: The plinth is constructed out of a solid slab of buckeye burl and it is gorgeous.. It has been dried naturally for 5 years and then placed in a kiln for 3 weeks. Also, we stabilized the wood but applying many coats of resin that is absorbed by the wood, by doing this we can prevent the wood to warp or crack over time. The thickness is about 2 inches and it has been finished with 5 coats of satin urethane.
The tt sits on a set of 3 solid brass/gold plated spikes. The total height of the tt is about 5 inches and it's about 20 inches long. Weights at about 15 pounds assembled.
Motor: The motor is a direct drive AC motor ( +- 0.003 speed fl. )enclosed in a aircraft grade aluminum, virtually dead silent. There is adjustment for speed at the top of the unit. Plays at both 33 and 45. The belt is made of a specially designed silycone.
Platter: The platter is a clear acrylic high density disc that greately reduces feed back from vibrations.
The Platter spins on a solid stainless steel spindle and bearing and a ceramic ball bearing. The spindle and housing are a perfect reproduction of the famous Thorens 124 assembly. An original 124 bearing was placed in a laser guided machine that measured it. After the info was uploaded to a cnc machine that cut the parts out of stainless steel. We did improve it by installing a bronze retaining plate.
Tonearm: The tonearm installed on this unit is a Shure SME Series III. The tonearm wires are replaced with 33awg 99% pure solid silver wires . Included in the arm is a Ortofon SL15 cartridge. Arm comes with upgraded RCA gold plated connection.
Options: Options include external power supply, tonearm upgrade,solid stainless steel platter, carbon fiber mat, record clamp, platter ring.
Please inquire for info and prices.
Strobe disc: The tt comes with a strobe disc and a strobe light to set correctly the speed. Also comes with a level for correct leveling
Options: Options include external power supply, tonearm upgrade, solid stainless steel platter, carbon fiber mat, record clamp, platter ring.
Please visit us at: vintageturntablerestoration.com