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Book: "Swiss Precision" - by Joachim Bung

A great book on classic hi-fi turntables of the 1960s

After a successful first German edition on hi-fi turntables by the Swiss brand Thorens, which concentrated on the TD 124 model, a revised and strongly expanded second edition of Swiss Precision is available.

Additional to the first Edition, the new book offers the following subjects:

  • A full history of the belt and idler wheel turntables made by Thorens in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland: TD 121, 124, 134, 135, 184, 224
  • Portraits of Lenco AG and Thorens-Franz AG - documenting the whole history of the Swiss turntable in one volume
  • Extensive chapters on the Thorens TD 124's competition:
    Garrard 301 / 401, Connoisseur Craftsman, Goldring GL88 and G99,
    Jobo-Acoustical 2600 / 2800 / 3100, Rek-O-Kut Rondine, Empire Troubadour
  • Information and stories on 1960s tonearm and cartridge classics Ortofon, SME and Shure with attractive photography and rare catalogue images
  • Exciting descriptions of the beginnings of high fidelity in Germany from 1959 to 1964 - including information and photography of the first hi-fi turntables by Braun, Elac, Perpetuum-Ebner and Dual
  • Much more on Lenco and Thorens in discotheques, the role of the TD 124 in Denmark, long-forgotten turntable accessories, etc. ...


290 pages, four colors, hard cover, glossy paper, 580 illustrations

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(Price if you buy it from us: CHF 80.--, plus apr. CHF 45.-- shipping from Switzerland)

Price if you order directly from Mr. Bung: EUR 69.-- plus shipping.
Worldwide shipping via airmail (from Germany)

Please order directly at:

Verlags Joachim Bung, Stichelwiese 2 b, DE 61389 Schmitten, Germany
Phone: ++49 6084-3764, mail@joachim-bung.de



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