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Gerwyn Bowen's Thorens TD166 mk V (produced from 1988 into the early nineties, then superceded by the mk VI )

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note: above three photos.  Original Thorens mat, Left; right side up....Right, bottom side up

Tonearm is the Thorens TP28

Gerwyn's comments:

"This is my first suspended sub chassis turntable.
A friend came round who is a professional musician and music teacher.
He was so impressed with the sound that hes bought a vintage Thorens turntable himself!
I use an Ortofon OM10 cartridge.
I have dampened the sub chassis with bitumen pads, and also put a better (18mm thick) base.
I also changed the platter mat to cork.
It now sounds wonderful."