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Thorens TD316

2-Speed Manual Belt-Drive Turntable (1988-1991)

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thorens td316 turntable
Thorens TD316


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%

Rumble: -70B

Tonearm effective length: 232mm

Effective mass: 12.5g

Overhang: 16.4mm

Offset angle: 23 degrees

Dimensions: 440 x 350 x 170mm

Weight: 11kg


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


brochure  English - elpeee

instruction/owners manual  English Deutsch Francais

service manual  English Deutsch - JosVallen

mk2 brochure  English - ransmiller

mkII instruction/owners manual  English Deutsch Francais - Capitol C

mkIII instruction/owners manual  English Deutsch Francais - nickocaudieus

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