hi all.... new to this forum and joined because just yesterday evening i discovered a Thorens TD-124, there might actually be a second one (path to it is blocked). my wife agreed to organize an estate sale for this gentleman, and she told me he had several thousand record albums and "a bunch of stereo equipment." when i first saw it, i knew right off that Thorens was high-end stuff, but that's all i knew. i wrote down TD-124 and the number that appeared right after that, 9622. took no pics... so i started researching it this morning, including reading an 8-page thread here, and i was totally shocked to learn how special this thing is. my wife was planning on selling the entire collection of gear and records to a guy who runs a used record and equipment for a few hundred bucks.... i told her that she needed to rethink that... the overall condition looks good, but what else should i look for? if the wood frame it sits in is called a plinth, then it has one. i'm pretty sure it has the sub-platter, but cant say for sure... can i tell just by looking? is 9622 the serial number? if so, is that high? low? i did not plug it in and turn it on... have no idea how long it's been sitting, not hooked up to an amp... is it ok to start it up? im not an audiophile or even hi-fi enthusiast, but i understand and appreciate good audio (make mine analog, please), and the people that are... so thanks in advance for whatever info you can provide on the Thoren... and any tips on what else to look for? miket.