3-speed, electronically controlled DC motor (33, 45, and 78-rpm)
Thorens TP18 tone arm with OMB-10 cartridge
Proprietary low-noise bearing system
Integrated phono pre-amp
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I have owned and do own several turntables -Technics 1200's, Denons, Teac, Phillips (German made), to name a few. I own approximately 1500 records an have collected for nearly 15 years. I purchased the Thorens because I was intrigued by the audiophile mystique and reputation. I full well knew this was not a $5k+ turntable. I just wanted a decent fully automatic to keep from having to jump up at the end of the record to reset the tone arm. However, this was very disappointing. The unit is very light and feels...cheap. It looks cheap. The switches seem very fragile and loosely fitted. Again - not a $5k turntable, but I paid more for this than you would spend for a new Techniques 1200 and those are built like tanks. Here's the worst part.It would not maintain speed. It did that speed up, slow down, speed up, etc. thing. That's what you get from a $50 made-in-China Sony. I returned the unit - which cost me a $69 restocking fee by Amazon. Plus, the aggravation, repacking, and shipping. I...
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