Author: Ben Adams

Bruce’s Thorens TD125 upgrade with custom Iridescent Electric Blue plinth

Bruce’s Thorens TD125 upgrade with custom Iridescent Electric Blue plinth

Bruce has owned his Thorens TD125 since new and with the exception of the thrust plate and bearing it is in great original condition. Given how well Bruce had looked after his TD125 it was an honour to have been given the opportunity to upgrade 

Justin’s 100 year old Redgum LP12 plinth

Justin’s 100 year old Redgum LP12 plinth

It was a pleasure helping Justin upgrade his LP12 I’m excited to post this review about his experience and look forward to following the development of his LP12 over the coming years. The below text is a review he kindly wrote for HiFi Guru on 

HiFi Guru attends the 2019 Stereonet HiFi show

HiFi Guru attends the 2019 Stereonet HiFi show

HiFi Guru presented a range of LP12, Thorens and various other hand made hardwood plinths at the 2019 Stereonet HiFi show.

The feedback was fantastic, some comments included:

“They look exactly like original LP12 Plinths but much heavier” – yes they are identical in dimensions but that’s where the similarities end, they are significantly stiffer, heavier, stronger and as such have increased resonance control not to mention the timber and finish options are endless!

Michell Transcriptor rebuild and upgrade by HiFi Guru

Michell Transcriptor rebuild and upgrade by HiFi Guru

The process: This customers Transcriptor was in beautiful original condition apart from the typical faults given its age. We needed to re attach the fly wheel complete re build of the unipivot fluid damped original tone arm re build the bearing assembly we make a 

Thorens TD160 Upgrade | By HiFi Guru

Thorens TD160 Upgrade | By HiFi Guru

Michael’s original Thorens TD 160 had never been touched and was almost completely out of oil. The bearing reservoir was full of abrasive material however after a good clean the bearing and thrust plate were in great condition making it perfect for a complete rebuild.