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Thorens TD800 TP300 arm. Never played. Like new. R13000
« on: August 23, 2015, 01:14:44 AM »










Thorens TD800 turntable with TP300 tone arm (a Rega RB300 in an adjustable VTA collar).

This particular model was priced at 1800 euros.  That's a cool 25k today.used samples seem to fetch 900 euro's.


This is a rare chance to own a new deck way above the performance norm at this price.

Price is R13000 and will include a SUMIKO Pearl cartridge.

This turntable is new in that it has never played. It's box was robbed for some  parts by a previous distributor and maybe some just got misplaced and it ended up forgotten in a corner.  The bearing housing is still sealed, platter never fitted, the transit tape still on the arm and no cartridge ever fitted.
I imported brand new belts and a new (improved) Thorens speed controller for it and built a superior power supply. 



The chassis is made of 19-mm thick high-density wood. Standing on three polymer-damped adjustable feet that are also height adjustable, the chassis is decoupled and isolated from the mounting surface. The Thorens silent run bearing is made of two sinter bushes with a polished stainless steel axle running inside. The tungsten ball at the end is running on a self-lubricating and absolutely maintenance-free bearing point. The low-noise AC motor is supplied from an electronic motor drive unit. The output signal is generated completely independent from the mains power. With this you get much better wow/flutter and virtually no distortion from the mains power source.

Comes with Thorens TP 300 tonearm.


Specifications:

Drive System: Thorens belt drive
Motor: Fully electronically regulated AC-Synchronous motor
Speed: 33, 45 RPM
Speed Select: electronically
Platter: 300 mm/3 kg non-magnetic
Tonearm: Thorens TP 300
Antiskating: magnetic
Switch-off: none
Capacity of signal leads: 120 pF
Power Supply: electronically-regulated power supply for AC motor
Dimensions (WxDxH): 420 x 330 x 110 mm
Weight: 8 kg
Colors: aluminum
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Re: Thorens TD800 TP300 arm. Never played. Like new. R13000
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2015, 07:58:03 PM »
Nice  :2thumbs:  :drool: :2thumbs:  :drool: :2thumbs: GLWS


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Re: Thorens TD800 TP300 arm. Never played. Like new. R13000
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2015, 06:28:54 AM »
Tought times out there it would seem?
Really thought this one would fly out...

Have had some split payment offers but would like this one to go in one go.
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Re: Thorens TD800 TP300 arm. Never played. Like new. R13000
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 07:18:55 AM »
Nice looking player.......
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Re: Thorens TD800 TP300 arm. Never played. Like new. R13000
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2015, 04:27:52 PM »
Beautiful piece...
I've been too long too far away from music....

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Re: Thorens TD800 TP300 arm. Never played. Like new. R13000
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2015, 10:05:22 AM »
So this is available again.  I reserved it for 2 months for someone who was arranging the funds but it hasn't happened.  After the weakening of the rand in the mean time this makes it an even better deal.  Grab it.
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Re: Thorens TD800 TP300 arm. Never played. Like new. R13000
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2015, 10:24:37 AM »
Beautiful turntable at a very good price and deal imho.  GLWS!
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Re: Thorens TD800 TP300 arm. Never played. Like new. R13000
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2016, 02:40:10 AM »
Bargain for the turntable connoisseur with fair budget. 











Price reduced, taking a bath on this one it its got to go. 

Thorens TD800 turntable with TP300 tone arm (a Rega RB300 in an adjustable VTA collar).

This particular model was priced at 1800 euros.  That's a cool 30k today.used samples seem to fetch 900 euro's.

This is a rare chance to own a new deck way above the performance norm at this price.

Price is R10 000 and will include an Audio Technica AT95 E cartridge.

This turntable is new in that it has never played. It's box was robbed for some  parts by a previous distributor and maybe some just got misplaced and it ended up forgotten in a corner.  The bearing housing is still sealed, platter never fitted, the transit tape still on the arm and no cartridge ever fitted.
I imported brand new belts and a new (improved) Thorens speed controller for it and built a superior power supply. 

The chassis is made of 19-mm thick high-density wood. Standing on three polymer-damped adjustable feet that are also height adjustable, the chassis is decoupled and isolated from the mounting surface. The Thorens silent run bearing is made of two sinter bushes with a polished stainless steel axle running inside. The tungsten ball at the end is running on a self-lubricating and absolutely maintenance-free bearing point. The low-noise AC motor is supplied from an electronic motor drive unit. The output signal is generated completely independent from the mains power. With this you get much better wow/flutter and virtually no distortion from the mains power source.

Comes with Thorens TP 300 tonearm.

Specifications:

Drive System: Thorens belt drive
Motor: Fully electronically regulated AC-Synchronous motor
Speed: 33, 45 RPM
Speed Select: electronically
Platter: 300 mm/3 kg non-magnetic
Tonearm: Thorens TP 300
Antiskating: magnetic
Switch-off: none
Capacity of signal leads: 120 pF
Power Supply: electronically-regulated power supply for AC motor
Dimensions (WxDxH): 420 x 330 x 110 mm
Weight: 8 kg
Colors: aluminum
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Re: Thorens TD800 TP300 arm. Never played. Like new. R13000
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2016, 06:35:57 AM »
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