Two Speed Manual Belt Drive Turntable with electronic speed selection. Available as mkI (1985-88), mkII (1988-91) and mkIII (1991 on)
The Thorens TD-316 has a superior suspended chassis with the motor and controls completely isolated from the platter and tonearm.
The unit features a six pound, resonant free platter housed in a solid wood plinth.
The TD-316 also features the TP-28 resonant free tonearm with removable headshell.
Drive method: one step belt drive
Motor: low voltage 16-pole synchronous motor
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Speed control: 2-phase generator
Platter: 2.7kg, 300mm, zinc alloy, dynamically balanced
Wow and flutter: 0.04%
Tonearm effective length: 232mm
Effective mass: 12.5g
Offset angle: 23 degrees
Dimensions: 440 x 350 x 170mm
Very solid deck with neat split-chassis construction. Sound is a bit insecure in the bass, but it could suit classical lovers well - TD 316 mkII £250 HiFi Choice
mk2 brochure (en) - ransmiller
brochure (en) - elpeee
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Thorens Belt Drive Turntables
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A very nice turntable without any bells and whistles.
8/10 by malosuerte