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Thorens are a high quality manufacturer of entry-level to premium end turntables, based in Switzerland. Thorens as company are 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.
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 compliment their turntables.
Thorens are 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 construction 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.
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)
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. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. 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.
Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at http://www.interlinkexpress.com to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.
*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.
Shipping Costs Mainland UK (Next-Day) Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly Islands Republic of Ireland (2-day) Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00 Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99 Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99 Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:
Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25
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