About the Thorens TD 158
A solid starter turntable
A solid starter turntable
When word got out that we'd be carrying Thorens turntables, the news created a buzz amongst Crutchfield's knowledgeable community of record collectors. The resurgence of vinyl for a new generation of music lovers has brought this venerable and respected Swiss company — it started making music boxes and clockworks in 1883 — back to the forefront of turntable production, right where it belongs.
The company's entry-level TD 158 features a simple, solid design, including a rugged MDF base with noise-damping feet and a dense platter. The reliable Thorens TP 17 tonearm has a factory-installed Thorens TAS 257 moving magnet cartridge. This is a fully automatic turntable, so you can start a record playing and keep cooking, reading, or working, secure in the knowledge that the tonearm will stop, lift, and return to the rest when it reaches the end of a side.
- automatic start, stop, and tonearm return
- low-resonance 12" aluminum platter
- one-piece Thorens TP 17 aluminum tonearm
- factory-installed Thorens TAS 257 moving magnet cartridge
- 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds (manual speed change)
- frequency response: 20-18,000 Hz
- signal to noise ratio: 65 dB
- wow and flutter: 0.1%
- designed and manufactured in Germany
- requires a phono preamp or phono input on receiver or preamplifier
- 16-9/16"W x 4-11/16"H (with dust cover down) x 14-3/16"D
- weight: 9.9 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year (turntable and motor)
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # TD 158 BK
What's in the box:
- Turntable (belt and tonearm/cartridge pre-installed)
- AC power adapter (attached 6' DC cord)
- 45 RPM adapter
- Dust cover
- 2 Hinges
- Instruction Manual
- Online Product Registration Instructions
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More details on the Thorens TD 158
2-Speed Fully Automatic Operation: The Thorens TD 158 turntable offers fully automatic operation for playback of 33-1/3 and 45 RPM records (45 RPM adapter included). When you start playback, the tonearm will automatically move to the lead-in groove. You can also choose to manually place the tonearm on the record. When the record has finished playing, the tone arm automatically will return to the tone arm rest and the turntable will shut off. You can also manually stop playback before the record reaches the end and the tone arm will lift and return to the tone arm rest and the turntable will shut off.
Belt-Driven Aluminum Platter: The turntable features a 12" low-resonance aluminum platter with felt mat that is belt driven. The belt comes pre-installed. The platter and mat must be installed.
Tonearm w/ Pre-Mounted Cartridge: The Thorens TD 158 turntable features a pre-installed 8.3" one-piece aluminum straight tonearm with pre-mounted moving magnet (MM) cartridge featuring a diamond stylus that have all been painstakingly adjusted at the factory.
Attached Stereo RCA Cable: The turntable features an attached 44" stereo RCA cable with ground wire that connects to the phono MM input and ground terminal on back of your receiver or integrated amplifier. If your receiver or integrated amp does not have a suitable Phono MM input, a separate phono preamplifier (sold separately - see Accessories Tab) is required to connect the turntable.
AC Power Adapter: The turntable operates off of standard household current using the supplied external AC power adapter.
Dust Cover: The Thorens TD 158 turntable comes with a high-quality acrylic cover to keep dust away. The dust cover comes with two hinges and will need to be installed.