user510's Thorens TD126 mk III project page
In black trim. Front panel appears to be anodized aluminum plate.
This model is a suspended sub-chassis design with three conical coil springs supporting and isolating the sub-chassis from the rest of the plinth.
purchased from private party January 2013.
The TP63 armwand is missing from the tonearm, which appears to be a TP16mkIII
Apart from the missing wand, the deck appears to be functional. It switches on. The strobe lights. The platter spins.
For the time being I will store this unit intact as pictured and wait for two other projects to complete before I examine the insides of this deck.
Meantime, I'd like to collect as many product reviews (from back in the day) for this model as I can find.
Mfr dates: 1977 to -----
We know that Thorens produced a TD126 mk IV well into the 1990's.
Here is a description of the drive system taken from the owner's manual:
Motor speed control:
Wow & Flutter:
Rumble un-weighted: 52 dB per DIN 45.539
Rumble weighted: 72dB per DIN 45.539
The process begins: TD126 early listening