Metrosound was the kind of company that listened to its customers comments.When they began hearing numerous comments from TD160 owners who claimed to have modified and indeed improved the sound of their samples, Metrosound decided to investigate on their own.Napoleon's custom TD166 (Canada) Jim Nicholl's custom TD166 (USA) Frank Veldkamp's TD166 with custom surround (Australia) Frank Domenici's TD166 mk II (USA) Gary Mc Gee's TD166 mk II (USA) Martin Krauhs' TD166 mk V (Austria) George Barros's TD126 MK II (USA) Reynaldo Mendez's TD126 MK III (Venezuela) Boban Nikolic's TD126 mk III with tweaks (?) Carbonman's TD126 MKIII (Canada) Don Hopkins TD126 III / SME (USA) Peter_Mueller's TD126 III Centennial edition with SME (Germany) Yaxkin Restrepo's TD126 Mk II (Mexico) Erwin Rast-Schulz's TD126 MK III Centennial (Germany) user510's TD126 MK III (USA) The factory turns their designers loose to build a 'cost no object' best sounding turntable.
The standard cabinetry surround was replaced with a larger, more solid one and the plastic dustcover hinges were replaced with metal ones and the top trim facia received a slightly different paint scheme.
These models could be ordered from the factory by customers but the price was not low.
Circa 1985 - 2001 Thomas Appel's TD520 (Germany) Christoph Hegemeier's TD520 (Germany) With its wider plinth to accommodate 12 inch tonearms, the TD520 carries on in the tradition of the TD125 LB (Long Base), and the TD127....in an updated design more akin to the TD3xx and TD2001 models Unknown owner's TD521 S Acrylic R A Webber's TD521 S Acrylic (Canada) Lise Steen's TD280 MKII (Denmark) ramossp' s TD290 (USA) Above: Thorens PR15 Mono integrated amplifier (valve) currently undergoing restoration Thanks to Paul Woodger for sending in these photos.
This is essentially what Thorens themselves built, dubbing it the TD160 Super.
The factory TD160 Supers were all based on the TD160 mk II model.