I have been looking for a decent turntable for some time now and just stopped by my local vinatge record shop a few blocks from where I live and purchased a used Thorens TD 160 turntable for $80.
I knew Thorens turntable were excellent tts but I did not know much about the different models so I made an impulse buy. Heck, for $80, I figured I could not go wrong. It seems to work fine as I tested it out at the store.
Is the TD 160 a good model?
Other than a new cartridge for it, is there anything else I should do in order to get it set it up properly? Should I take it to a local vintage audio tech to clean it and set it up for me?
What would be a good cartridge for it? Would the Shure M97 XE be a good fit for it? I have heard good things about that cartridge and it is reasonably priced so that would be my cartridge preference if it is is a good match for the TD 160.
I guess I can put another $100-$150 into it but I cannot break the bank tweaking it and modifying it so please keep that in mind with any suggestions and recommendations..
Thanks. Vinyl here I come!