I was more like an audiophile then than now. While I never had a Thorens, it was decent gear. Your stereotype of teenager does not apply to who I was then. And then there are fingerprints and dust, cleaning and proper ways to slip them in and out of the covers. All my life I have never let others except ones who knew better touch my records! And I never saw a record in a library that was listenable due to mishandling... Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio 415-883-2689 On Apr 25, 2006, at 11:15 AM, Don Cox wrote: > On 25/04/06, Lou Judson wrote: >> Well, yes, economic sense, but even as a teenager I never let anyone >> handle my records! One drop of the stylus and it is scratched... > > It might be with a cheap recrd player as owned by teenagers, but > not with any good quality cartridge, properly set up in a good arm.