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Thorens TD160 turntable Euphonics Miniconic Tonearm and cartridge VERY RARE MINT
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31 Jan, 2012 11:00:47 GMT
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tipton, West Midlands, United Kingdom


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This turntable is another being sold on behalf of the wife of my deceased friend.
The turntable and tonearm are in absolutely remarkable condition and the tonearm is rare in the extreme. The Thorens was bought new in 1972 which was the first time the TD160 was available having just replaced the TD150. The tonearm was bought new in 1968 and first released in 1967. They (like most of his equipment) were used briefly and then just formed part of his extensive collection and not used again.

The tonearm,
First introduced in 1967 the Euphonics Miniconic was a ground breaking device and the first of it's type. The phono cartridge is neither moving coil or moving magnet, it was an entirely new design. It is a strain gauge device. A dc generator sends 14 volts dc into the cartridge which measures by the changing impedance when the record is played. The result is uncanny, there is no background noise or hum whatsoever! Just an inky black silence. I can be used in two ways. Output H which requires no phono stage is superb if a little bright. Output L feeds into a conventional mm phono stage and has a far flatter response. Whichever you use will give an incredible hifi standard which has amazed all of my hifi buddies! to think that this standard was available back in 1967 beggars belief given the crap that most of us were still listening to right through the seventies.


I cannot believe the superb condition that this equipment is in. It is not absolutely perfect, of course not. But it is in utterly superb order, it is so clean and fresh. (I reckon I could sell the lid for £100 !!) Please examine the photo's it is gorgeous and must be almost unheard of in this condition. The stylus is unworn and is the original !! You will notice in one of the pics a review of the tonearm from my 1967 Audio Annual. I will not add this but will willingly photocopy it for you. The styli are still available and very cheap.

If this fine combination does not sell then I will buy it myself. It is an immaculate and very significant piece of audio history.

It is collection only as I will not allow this fine piece of kit to have survived for over forty years just to be destroyed by the Royal Mail. Also this way you will see and here the turntable

Please pay cash on collection, paypal are rich enough !!

Happy Bidding!

Any questions please ask or call 07402709381 Chris.

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