Updated 6 Oct 2015

Thorens

TD 158

Snapshot: The Thorens TD 158 is a belt drive turntable with a DC motor. It comes with an MM cartridge and a diamond conical stylus. It can play 33 1/3 and 45RPM. But what’s the sound like with the needle on the record?

TD 158
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Avg price

$675

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Key data

Model

Avg price
$675
Type
Regular turntable

Specifications

HxWxD
130 x 420 x 360mm
Weight
4.5kg
Recommended tracking force (g)
2.0

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
No
Auto operation
Full auto
Damped cueing
Yes
Tone arm clamp
Yes
Feet levelling adjustment
No
Speakers
-
Stylus
DN 251 S
Stylus shape
Conical
Stylus illuminator
No
Cartridge
TAS 257
Platter construction
Aluminium
Platter mat
Felt
45RPM spindle adapter
Plastic

Playing speeds

33 1/3RPM
Yes
45RPM
Yes
78RPM
No

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 (%)
0.1
SNR, claimed (dB)
42
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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