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Thorens TD520

3-Speed Precision Belt-Drive Turntable

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Thorens TD520


The Thorens TD-520 is a worthy successor to the classic TD-126 mkII.

It is a more massive version of Thoren's twin solid core chassis design incorporating fine pitch adjustment and the new 12" TP-90 high precision tonearm.

It retains the 78rpm speed with electronic cueing and shut-off.

Fitted with 16-pole synchronous motor with 2-phase generator. Available without a tonearm as the TD-521.


Drive system: 1 step belt drive

Motor: low voltage 16-pole synchronous motor with slip clutch

Speeds: 33, 45 and 78rpm

Motor speed control: 2-phase generator

Platter: 300mm, 3.1kg zinc alloy, dynamically balanced

Wow and flutter: 0.035%

Rumble: 72dB

Tonearm: TP16 mkV L

Effective length: 247.7mm

Effective mass: 15g

Overhang: 17.7mm

Dimensions: 550 x 415 x 175mm

Weight: 15kg


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