Thorens TD166 Mk 2 . Auto switch-off ?

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Thorens TD166 Mk 2 . Auto switch-off ?

Post by fieldmouse » 19 Sep 2019 12:46

Have the chance to buy one of these . When playing a record , will it switch itself off when the side is finished , or will it keep going round in the middle until the arm is manually lifted off ?

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Re: Thorens TD166 Mk 2 . Auto switch-off ?

Post by KentT » 19 Sep 2019 13:48

It is a manual turntable. Does not cue itself, or return the arm or shut itself off.

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Re: Thorens TD166 Mk 2 . Auto switch-off ?

Post by raphaelmabo » 20 Sep 2019 10:37

If you want a semi-automatic / auto switch off TD166, then you should look out for the TD146. But the TD146 is rare on the market, the manual 166 is far more common.

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Re: Thorens TD166 Mk 2 . Auto switch-off ?

Post by hebridean » 20 Sep 2019 14:50

Or the TD145 of which i've two and couldn't do without the auto shutoff and lift. There's a MK1 and 2 with the difference being the tonearms and they are effectively the same as the TD160 which is manual.

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