At Riverside Audio, "restored" is not just a phrase, meaning a drop of oil here and there and simply installing some pretty looking shiny parts.....it rather means that each table we receive for a full-restoration undergoes an extensive and elaborate process, done by skilled people who know Thorens.
Each restoration is also followed by measurements and a long trial period under normal listening conditions.
The steps below illustrate a typical full-restoration process based on TD124
Cleaning and clearance-check of the two step-wheel bushings
Checking the aluminium top-platter for possible damages and removing (if possible) small scratches of outer diameter surface
Cleaning and sealing the rubber mat
Main switch: cleaning of contacts and installing a new switch suppression capacitor
Assembly of all parts
Adjustments according to factory requirements
Typically used new parts for a full-restoration, based on model TD124
We also offer restorations for other TD's, please inquire for an estimate
Pictures below are showing a completely disassembled TD 124 MkII before / after a full-rebuild