Søren Lausten-Hansen's Thorens TD320 Limited
About the turntable:
Thorens TD 320 Limited, bought 1986
About the sound, the modifications have really lifted the turntable up to
another class. The OL arm and Shelter cartridge was the biggest improvement
together with damping of platter and steel bottom, which I more or less did at
the same time.
The solid oak bottom with the lead shot improved detailing and clarity,
but the sound became dry and boring (the lead shot was maybe a mistake).
After adding the mahogany slabs everything merged into a wonderful big, round,
romantic and engaging sound such as I could hear it on my Electrocompaniet
amplifier set and JM Lab speakers. But not until I got a set of AKG
701 headphones and a good tube headphone amplifier, I was able to realize
what a great sound stage and a detailed sound this turntable can deliver. It
might be possible to improve the dynamic properties, but I don't know how.
I attach some pictures from the process.