Thorens Reference -with Sumiko MMT Premiere & SME Series III- -SOLD-
The iconic Reference from Thorens is the classic non-plus-ultra turntable manufactured by Thorens. This state-of-the-art turntable is increasingly rare to find in a good preserved condition. The Reference is built to the highest standards and with its 90kg combines the best virtues of mass turntables with the renowned Thorens belt drive floating chassis system.
This unit comes in the even more rare “chrom satin” finish. Only a few of the 104 produced Reference turntables came in this finish, among them serial number 001. This unit with serial number 049 was used at the Thorens factory as their demo unit.
This Reference can accommodate three tonearms. One large armboard base at the back was installed later and has therefore the traditional green Thorens finish. This unit is supplied with the Sumiko MMT Premiere and SME Series III tonearms, including the installed cartridges from Audio Technica and Benz Micro. The smaller third armboard at the left has been drilled for a Dynavector DV-505 tonearm. Furthermore two armlifts that can operated from the control panel and the undamaged original dustcover are also included in this offering. Price for this very rare to find analog combination is 38.500 euro.