With the new TD 124 DD, Thorens is reviving one of the most legendary turntables in the brand’s history.
The purist design and basic construction are based on the original, but the height-adjustable aluminium chassis now rests on vibration-damping rubber elements.
Instead of the original drive with friction wheel and belt, the new TD 124 DD uses a “High Precision” Direct Drive.
This provides powerful torque, allows precise speed control, and keeps unwanted vibrations from the drive away from the platter.
Also new is the tonearm TP 124.
It can be precisely adjusted in all parameters to the cartridge of choice and features an innovative anti-skating solution with a ruby bearing and a patented electric tonearm lift to facilitate gentle placement and removal of the stylus.
The enclosed headshell provides a great deal of flexibility when it comes to selecting a cartridge.
The TD 124 DD also comes with an additional, slightly heavier counterweight that matches the Thorens SPU TD 124 pickup, which is available separately.
A high-quality external power supply unit ensures interference-free power delivery.
In addition to the unbalanced outputs, balanced XLR connectors are also provided, which guarantee optimal signal transmission and thus the best possible sound when connecting the TD 124 DD to a high-end system with an appropriately equipped phono preamplifier.