Any opinions on the Thorens TD 148a


Just wanted to see if anyone has any opinions on the Thorens TD 148a or any experience with it?

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For best sound it is necessary to align it perfect on a North-South Axis

Hi, could you please expand on that?

You mean the catridge/headshell should be properly aligned correct?
I’m curious about this model as well.    I love the automatic 

Do you currently have a turntable, if so what model?

Just a suggestion; Thorens has the twice the price ($3999) automatic TD1601 turntable that has been reviewed, just search "Thoren TD1601 review".  Recommend you read those reviews to get a possible feel for how the TD164A may sound, most tables of similar design by the same manufacture have a 'house sound'.  Then send an e-mail to Thorens.  Tell them you are interested in the TD164A, but the audio press/ forums have not reviewed, and you do not have an opportunity to hear and touch the unit.  But, you note that the automatic TD1601 has been reviewed, and how would they compare the two units, the large cost difference notwithstanding.

Thanks for your input, that is a good idea.
I will look into that.

Jay 73, we're over a year later since your question regarding the Thorens TD-148A. To my surprise in between no critical review of this Thorens has been published. Could you please share your experiences with us ? Thanks !
Jay73, It is an excellent turntable for the money. It is isolated which is very important. There are a few qualms I have with the tonearm but they are minor. It does not have as stable a suspension as a Sota or SME so it does need to be on a solid immovable surface. So situated it will handle foot falls very well. With a matching cartridge feedback will not be a problem. This is a lot of turntable for the money.
Dear Jay73, thank you for sharing your experiences. I have had a Dual 1019 for 51 years (!) now without any noticable issues sofar but its time to move on. The only thing that made me curious is the info from the following URL,

Thanks agian and have a good weekend. The Netherlands

I completely forgot about this thread.

Well, I ended up getting a Mofi Studio Deck with a Hana SL MC.

So far, so good. 

Sorry I can't provide any input on the Thorens as I did not get it.