Found an old Thorens and the seller let me borrow it to evaluate. In it's day, I believe it would have been a much nicer TT than my Technics. I'm not hearing much, if any, difference between the two. The Thorens is not as loud as the Technics with the volume set the same on the amp for both. Don't know what that means. Both pictured below fyi. I'd welcome any comments or suggestions for things to try during my 'tryout' period.