Thorens TD 850 turntable

Thorens TD 850 turntable

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Top of the range The Thorens 800 range offers equipment featuring all the legendary Thorens characteristics. At the heart of all three models is the completely maintenancefree silent-run bearing. Its highly polished stainless steel axle has a bearing point in the form of a ball and runs in two maintenance-free bushings. The AC synchronous motor is controlled by a separate electronic motor drive unit. The output signal is generated completely independently from the main power supply. This considerably improves wow and flutter, even if the main source is low quality and marred by interference. The TD 850 is the product of the Thorens developers? passion for top-class technical performance. Its unique sound potential has been highly praised by the hi-fi press receiving the editors choice award with the Absolute Sound and recommended components with Stereophile magazine, both like the way it balances stable sound with strong musicality as a result of the perfect interaction of all the components. Its incomparable dampening is due to the extremely heavy sandwich construction of the chassis. Two thick wooden plates are flexibly bonded to a 1/2" steel plate. They give the 46.5 lb unit unparalleled stability and make it completely free of resonance. In addition to the high quality components of the 800 range turntables, the TD850 includes a 1" thick, 9 lb alloy platter, silent-run bearing, AC synchronous motor with external regulated drive controller, polymerdamped spike feet and a TP 300 tone arm.


Drive system Thorens precision belt drive
Motor AC synchronous motor
Speeds 33.3 rpm
45 rpm
Speed selection electronic
Turntable platter 12.0 " (300 mm) / 9.0 lbs (4.0 kg)
non magnetic
Tone arm Thorens TP 300 / TP 250
or SME tone arm
Anti-skating magnetic
Automatic manual
Switch off none
Capacitance of signal leads 120 pF
Power supply electronically regulated power supply
Dimensions (W x H x D) 16.5 x 6.5 x 13.4 " (420 x 165 x 340 mm)
Weight 46.3 lbs (21.0 kg)
Finish aluminium silver, black


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Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
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Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A


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