A story about a Thorens Prestige
project by Rolf Kelch
November 15, 2004
"I bought the last stock of TD 524 / 738, Prestige and
Highlight of this deal was an absolutely poor Thorens
Prestige. You never saw
In the meantime I found out, this turntable never was in a
showroom, never delivered to a customer and it never played any real record. It
was just used to test electronic components before assembling to serial
turntables. His future seems to end with the Prestige production in the
mid 1980´s. Forgotten, dumped away, not useable in any way. No identification
plate, no serial number. But His future has now began again one week ago. I
decided - against my earlier plans - to build him up absolutely original,
including colors, wood and tonearms. He will be the last one and he should be
original in every way.
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Cleanup............. Looking better than you might have thought.
Motor, Suspension and Plinth ......all cleaned up and ready.
Bearings and Platters. .........going round in circles with the right parts.
The Electronics .....gathering up lost electrons.........
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