Thorens TD 158 Turntable w/ Ortofon OM Cartridge
The TD 158 ships with the TP 17 tonearm & an Ortofon OM cartridge with the stylus of your choosing.
Stylus 10 is the most basic of the styli. It offers good quality, distortion‐free playback of all musical genres. Because it uses a bonded‐type Elliptical diamond, it offers a basic level of performance while remaining budget‐ friendly. Stylus 20 offers a Nude Elliptical diamond, which is a significant upgrade over bonded‐types, as it is a pure diamond. Even though the geometry of the stylus is the same, by reducing the mass of the tip by 20%, the stylus becomes more responsive to low‐level details and offers better tracking ability for complex passages, particularly ones at the top of the frequency range (e.g. horns, female vocals). Stylus 30 provides a very significant upgrade with its use of the Nude Fine Line diamond profile. The Fine Line diamond rides much deeper in the groove, allowing it to have a greater degree of contact with the groove walls of the record. This gives the stylus the ability to extract a much greater amount of information during playback. Because the effective tip mass is further reduced, complex passages at the top of the frequency range will benefit from improved clarity and detail. Stylus 40 offers even more improvement over lower models, offering a Nude Fritz Gyger 70 diamond. The dimensions of the diamond make it long and skinny, enabling it to sit deeper in the groove than most other diamond shapes. This provides an extraordinary amount of inner‐detail and insight into the recording, offering much more elbow‐room between musicians in a complex piece where many instruments are playing. Furthermore, it illuminates low‐level details and opens up even the farthest corners of the soundstage. For best results, customers will want to experiment with adjusting the VTA of their tonearm to get the best possible performance out of this diamond shape.
Fully Automatic Plug & Player TurnableThe TD 158 is a complete and comfortable record player. Plug-and-play, so to speak. It goes without saying that it features a fully automatic mode of operation, an electronic speed selector and last but not least, a high-quality acrylic cover to keep dust away.
Ortofon OM Stylus Variations
Features & Technical:
Operation: Fully automatic Drive: Internal flat drive belt Motor: Electronically controlled DC motor Speeds: 33-1/3, 45, 78 rpm, electronic Platter: 12” / 0.7 kg (aluminium, non-magnetic) Tonearm: THORENS® TP 17 Anti-skating: Spring Auto shut-off Cable capacitance:160 pF PSU: External mains adaptor (115-230 V / 50-60 Hz depending on type) Dimensions: 420 x 130 x 360 mm (W x H x D) Weight: 6.5 kg Package contents: Mains adapter, dust cover (acrylic), RCA interconnects, operating instructions