State of the art The chassis is made of 19mm thick high density wood. This is flexibly bonded to a 15mm thick steel plate and a second 19mm thick wood plate. The newly invented sandwich is so much better than ordinary construction in signal behavior and resonance absorption that you will immediately hear the difference. The steel plate has precision laser made cut outs to make sure that no magnetic distortion influences the audio signal. Standing on 3 polymer-damped adjustable feet that are also height adjustable, the chassis is decoupled and isolated from the mounting surface. The Thorens silent run bearing is made of 2 sinter bushes with a polished stainless steel axle running inside. The tungsten ball at the end is running on a self lubricating and absolute maintenance free bearing point. The low noise AC-motor is supplied from an electronic motor drive unit. The output signal is generated completely independent from the mains power. With this you get much better wow/flutter and virtually no distortion from the mains power source. The 4 kg, 24mm thick platter is made of aluminium with a damping coating on the back side. To avoid any vibration it is belt driven. The new TD 850 comes with a Thorens TP 300 with VTA mounted.
SPECS:Drive System: Thorens Belt drive Motor: Fully electronically regulated AC-Synchronius motor Speed: 33, 45 rpm Speed Select: electronically Platter: 300 mm / 4 kg, non magnetic Tonearm: Thorens TP 300 or TP 250 with VTA adjuster Antiskating: magnetic Automatik: none Switch off: none Capacity of signal leads: 120 pF Power Supply: Electronically regulated Power Supply for AC Motor. Dimensionsn (wxdxh): 420 x 330 x 175 mm Weight: 21 kg Colors available: Aluminium, black Technical alterations without prior notice. The measured values for wow and flutter, rumble and signal-to-noise ratio of all Thorens turntables are actually so low and insignificant that we decided not to publish them.
TD 850 was the Rolls Royce of the three, giving a stately and unfazed rendition
of any LP played on it. This is the kind of deck which shows the gateway to
real high-end vinyl playback. Stereo Images were very stable in space, giving
the sense that everything was secure in place with no hint of uncertainty in
thatpositioning. Pitch stability was also the deck´s strength, showing a sense
of timing that may be familiar to LP 12 owners."
HiFi News November 2003
Warranty for all Thorens Tables is Two years Parts and Labor!
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Updated: May 17, 2005