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  1. Thorens TD170 3-Speed Automatic Belt Drive Turntable (Black)
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  2. Thorens TD170 3-Speed Automatic Belt Drive Turntable (Black)

    [B000QE38E0]
    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (7 reviews)
    Price R8739.00

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Product Description

  • Thorens precision belt drive
  • 3-speed, electronically controlled DC motor (33, 45, and 78-rpm)
  • Thorens TP18 tone arm with OMB-10 cartridge
  • Proprietary low-noise bearing system
  • Arm-lift and automatic return function
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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Electronics
Brand
Thorens
Color
BLACK
EAN
4005522927572
Label
Thorens
Manufacturer
Thorens
Model
TD170 black
MPN
TD170 black
PartNumber
TD170 black
Publisher
Thorens
Studio
Thorens
Warranty
2 YR P&L
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

My experience is pretty much the same as Croquetman's. Let me add that when I contacted Thorens US representative,he made no effort to stand behind product and instead referred me to a parts supplier. Which did not solve problem. Buying this turntable turned into an expensive mistake for a poor performing piece of equipment that didn't last with only minimal use. Ultimately, I decided to throw turntable out and will never purchase another Thorens product.
The turntable was at first completely "off"--brand new recordings sounded wobbly and out of sync. I was able to get this repaired, though it's never been totally right. Then, as others here have pointed out, the motor slowed so much that now records play about a minor 3rd lower than they should. And any older recording which weighs more than the lightest of lightweight LPs often doesn't play at all. A complete rip-off. I will never buy Thorens again.
I bought the product with the supplied cartridge as my first foray into vinyl after a 25 year gap. Out of the box it had problems. The sound was off on most of the records I owned. As it came 'set up for play' and I had no alignment tools, I thought the problem was with my old used records. After a year of off/on listening, I replaced the cartridge and discovered the supplied cartridge had been installed wrong. The tracking, anti-skate, azimuth, and general alignment were off, way off. Set up properly, the sound was really good BUT, it has an audible vibration. I took the platter off, breaking the clamp that holds it in place, and found the stylus guard for the old stylus rattling around under the platter. I reassembled the table and went to Thorens for a replacement clamp (a $.25 cent part). Nope, that would be customer service. Thorens referred me to the seller who referred me to several specialist parts shops who referred me to local hardware stores who do not have the clamp...In... Read more
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