The TD 124 series motor suspension dampers were made of rubber and become brittle and dry over the years. For optimal decoupling of the motor from the chassis these suspension rod dampers must be replaced, otherwise motor vibration will be transmitted through the chassis to the armboard and into the arm and cartridge.
Correct decoupling of the motor from the chassis is a key element in any turntable design. Poor decoupling produces rumble and speed/pitch variations. This was recognized early on by Thorens, and accounts for the differences in motor decoupling between the TD 124 Mark I and Mark II models.
Over time, the originals lose their lustre and become difficult to turn on their support screws, making it impossible to achieve precise leveling of the turntable. Unlike the originals, our leveling wheels are anodized and will preserve their attractive finish.