Thorens TD-550 Turntable

Thorens TD-550 Turntable

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Thorens TD-550 Turntable 

Thorens is a Swiss company, specialising in the design and manufacturing of high-quality turntable units, having built a multitude of critically acclaimed models in a variety of price points. Thorens also build a series of electronic components to complement their turntables.

Thorens is arguably one of the most well-known brands on the hifi market today, having developed countless award-winning turntable models to a superior standard for years. The TD-550 model builds upon this extensive reputation for quality and follows the same design philosophy of offering an authoritative turntable at an accessible price.

The TD-550 borrows some of the innovative and sophisticated technology found within the acclaimed TD-350 and comes equipped with a suspended chassis and the belt drive on the outer rim of the platter itself. The TD-550 is large in stature, so mounting and integrating 12" tonearms to the unit is possible. The platform of which the tonearm is seated is constructed from an extremely stiff carbon fibre compound, this guarantees that the coupling of the platter and tonearm is rigid, and in turn neutralises unwanted resonances. 

Who is Thorens?

Thorens is a high-quality manufacturer of entry-level to premium end turntables, based in Switzerland. Thorens as a company is well established, with a history dating back as far 1883 with audiophile-grade turntables being added to their list of well-crafted products in the 1950s and the 1960s, models from which are still highly sought after and regarded as some of the best turntables of their time.

 Operation manual
Drive System  exterior square drive belt
Motor   electronically controlled AC synchronous motor
Speeds 33-1/3, 45, rpm
 Speed Select  electronically
Platter  12” / 6.3 kg (aluminium)
Pick-up Cartridge  /
Anti-skating (Bias) 

tonearm specific

 Automatic Shut-off /
Power Supply  external mains adaptor
(115-230 V / 50-60 Hz depending on type)
            Dimensions in mm (Width x Height x Depth)              525 x 190 x 415
Weight 20kg
Scope of Delivery

mains adapter w. power cord,
dust cover (acrylic),
RCA interconnects, bubble level,
tonearm scale, operating instructions


Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Postage and packing is completely free for orders over £100*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.


Orders are sent via our couriers' DPD on a next-day-delivery service and usually, take between 1 and 3 days. 


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