Updated 6 Oct 2015

Thorens

TD 170-1

Snapshot: The Thorens TD 170-1 is a belt drive turntable with a DC motor. It comes with an MM cartridge. It can play 33 1/3, and 45RPM; cartridge must be changed to play 78RPM. But what’s the sound like with the needle on the record?

TD 170-1
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$849

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Key data

Model

Avg price
$849
Type
Regular turntable

Specifications

HxWxD
125 x 420 x 360mm
Weight
4.6kg
Recommended tracking force (g)
1.5

Features

Lid
Yes
Hinged lid
Yes
Removeable lid
Yes
Power control
None
Motor type
DC
Drive type
Belt
Pitch stabilisation
Not stated
Reverse play
No
Pre-amp
Available in model T170-1 phono
Auto operation
Full auto
Damped cueing
Yes
Tone arm clamp
No
Feet levelling adjustment
No
Speakers
-
Stylus
Ortofon 10
Stylus shape
Not stated
Stylus illuminator
No
Cartridge
OM 10
Platter construction
Aluminium
Platter mat
Felt
45RPM spindle adapter
Plastic

Playing speeds

33 1/3RPM
Yes
45RPM
Yes
78RPM
Needs cartridge change

Connections

RCA stereo
Yes
USB
No
AUX in
-
Memory card slot
-

Encoding

USB cable
n/a
Encoding software supplied
n/a
Software Mac OSX compatible
n/a

Technical

Wow & flutter, claimed, WRMS, 33RPM (%)
0.12
SNR, claimed (dB)
46
Output level, LINE, claimed, mV @ 1KHz 5cm/s
n/a
Output level, PHONO, claimed, mV @ 1KHz 5cm/s
4
Pre-amp gain, claimed (dB)
n/a
Could play older LP without skipping
-
Measured tracking force
-g

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