Thorens Reference MK I
First introduced in 1979
Every REFERENCE turntable was individually manufactured by hand. This made it possible to comply with customer special requests regarding color, tone arms and motor lifts.
Officially, 100 units were built and sold.
Data taken from the Thorens company history pamphlet titled: "Thorens, The fascination of a living legend. Milestones in the development of appliances for music reproduction"
* Rumpelmesskoppler: a device for closely evaluating rumble noises of record players. Developed by Thorens in 1978.