THORENS TD240 mkII Walnut Turntable
THORENS TD240 mkII Walnut Turntable

Regular Price: $1,499.00

Special Price $1,349.00

Warranty Period: 2 years (3 with registration) Sold as: Single Unit
Overview

Details

High-quality materials, a classic design and love for details are the distinctive characteristics of this fully automatic record player. The massive and stable real wood plinth, which is available also with piano lacquer finish, provides the TD 240-2 with a timeless elegance.

This record player has been equipped with the new TP 19-1 tonearm and an extremely silent running precision belt drive beneath the platter, so that the other technical qualities are also most evident. Set-up and connections are effortlessly carried out so that the TD 240 is ready to play within minutes. Lovers of shellac (78) records will certainly welcome the three speeds.*

* For playback of shellac records a special stylus/cartridge is required, which is available separately.

Specifications

Details

Operation: semi-automatic
Drive System: internal flat drive belt
Motor: electronically controlled AC synchronous motor
Speeds: 33-1/3, 45 rpm
Speed Select: electronically
Platter: 12” / 2.3 kg
Tonearm: THORENS TP 41
Pick-up Cartridge: AT-95E
Anti-skating (Bias): by weight
Automatic Shut-off: mechanically
Cable Capacitance: 160 pF
Power Supply: external mains adaptor (115-230 V / 50-60 Hz depending on type)
Dimensions: 430 x 145 x 365 mm (W x H x D)
Weight: 8.5 kg
Includes: mains adapter, dust cover (acrylic), RCA interconnects, operating instructions

 

Product Faqs

  • Vinyl vs Digital

    One of the most commonly asked question is what is better? Vinyl or Digital music.

    Short answer is both have their pros and cons.

    I will go through the differences are we see them and try to list the pros and cons as comprehensively as we can.


    VINYL

    PROS

    - Delivers analog sound.  This is what is refered to as a 'warm' sound.   Analog sound is what we hear with our ears.  The vibration of the styli (needle) in the groove of the record creates sine waves that is then reproduced by the amplifier and speakers.  There is no digital conversion that is an estimate of the music.
    - Can last a lifetime.
    - Cartidges and styli can usually be upgraded.
    - Delivers a wider frequency range including ultrasonic frequencies (above 20 kHz) that have been shown to help the body release endorphines that brings on that 'feel-good' feeling.
    - Potentially more accurate sound.
    - Can come with booklets with band photos and lyrics.

    CONS

    - Can be easily damaged.
    - Large music collections can take up alot of space.
    - Not 'toddler friendly' (though they DO make good frisbees)
    - Needs more maintenance.
    - Not a portable media.


    DIGITAL MUSIC

    PROS

    - Large collections in very small space.
    - Can be used in multiple devices. (computers, phones, MP3 players, CDs, USB sticks, etc)
    - Much less suseptible to physical damage than vinyl.
    - Can be organised much more efficiently. (search entire music libraries with a simple click)
    - Digital devices can be improved by external Digital to Analog Convertors. (DACs)
    - Can be digitally remastered after recording.  (Usually done is a studio)
    - Easy to make copies of files.

    CONS

    - Can lose entire collections if hard discs fail.
    - Doesn't have the 'warmth' that vinyl has.
    - Is not an exact copy of the music.  Digital music is an estimate that is accomplished with 'sample rates' (the higher the sample rate the closer to the original)
    - A lot of digital music is compressed. (lower sound quality)
    - Potential compatability issues with different file types on different hardware.

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