Gerwyn Bowen's Thorens TD166 mk V (produced from 1988 into the early nineties, then superceded by the mk VI )
note: above three photos. Original Thorens mat, Left; right side up....Right, bottom side up
Tonearm is the Thorens TP28
"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 he’s 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."