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Thorens TD 202

Manual belt-drive turntable with factory-installed cartridge, USB output and built-in phono preamp

Item # 184TD202

Sit and listen to your favorite albums, or use the built-in USB output to make convenient digital copies.

Sit and listen to your favorite albums, or use the built-in USB output to make convenient digital copies.

Discontinued item

Item # 184TD202

About the Thorens TD 202

A rock-solid turntable with USB output

The Thorens TD 202 is great for vinyl lovers who also appreciate the convenience of digital music files. It features the solid build we have come to expect from Thorens 'tables, and a factory-installed moving magnet cartridge. The built-in phono preamp can be switched on or off depending on your audio setup. If you want to create digital copies of your favorite albums to enjoy while you're on the move, there's a USB output for connecting to your Mac® or PC.

Product highlights:

  • fully manual operation
  • heavy 12" die-cast aluminum platter reduces resonance and noise
  • 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds (electronic speed change)
  • 8.8" straight aluminum tonearm
    • factory-installed Audio-Technica AT-95E moving magnet cartridge
  • switchable integrated phono preamp
  • built-in USB Type-B output for digitizing albums
    • Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software for digitizing records is a free download
  • wow and flutter: ±0.2%
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 67 dB
Dimensions and warranty:
  • 16-9/16"W x 4-13/16"H (with dust cover down) x 14"D
  • weight: 8.5 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year (turntable and motor)
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # TD202-GLS BLK

What's in the box:

  • Turntable
  • Tonearm (pre-installed)
  • Catridge/Stylus assembly
  • Platter
  • Mat
  • AC power adapter (attached 5' DC cord)
  • 3 AC plugs (US/UK/EU)
  • 6' USB-B to USB-A cable
  • 40" Stereo RCA cable (w/ ground lead)
  • 45 RPM adapter
  • Counterweight
  • Dust cover
  • 2 Hinges
  • User Guide

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Features & specs

Operation Manual
Speeds 33-1/3, 45
Drive Type Belt
Pitch Control No
Cartridge Type MM
Phono Preamp Built-in
USB Output Yes
45 RPM Adapter Yes
Signal to Noise Ratio 60
Wow and Flutter 0.2
Weight 8.5 lbs.

Product Research


2-Speed Manual Operation: The Thorens TD202 turntable features a manual belt drive design with a 12" die-cast aluminum platter and supports 33-13 or 45 RPM (adapter included).

Audio-Technica AT-95E Cartridge: The Thorens TD202 turntable features an 8.8" straight aluminum-tube tonearm and comes with an Audio-Technica AT95E catridge that must be installed. The AT95E phonograph cartridge offers outstanding clarity and detail. Manufactured to Audio-Technica's renowned quality standards, the cartridge is meticulously assembled with remarkably tight tolerances. The elliptical diamond stylus is designed to track record grooves with high accuracy for outstanding audio reproduction.

Built-in Phono Preamp: The built-in phono preamp allows you to connect this turntable directly to a line-level input on your receiver or integrated amplifier. You can choose to turn the built-in phono preamp off, if your receiver or integrated amplifier has a Phono input.

Stereo RCA Jacks: The Thorens TD202 is outfitted with a set of stereo RCA jacks and comes with a 40" stereo RCA cable to connect the turntable to your receiver or integrated amplifier.

USB-B Port: The TD202 turntable features a USB-B output, includes a 6' USB cable, and supports downloadable Audacity recording software that allows you to convert your vinyl records to digital audio files. You will need to plug the turntable into your laptop or computer via USB and install the downloadable Audacity recording software. The Audacity software is compatible with both PC (7 or above) & Mac (OS X 10.7 or above). Your vinyl records can be downloaded and recorded to your laptop or computer at CD-quality (16-bit/44.1 or 48kHz).

Note: Other third-party recording software packages are also compatible with this turntable.

AC Power Adapter: The turntable operates off of standard household current using the supplied external AC power adapter.

Dust Cover: The Thorens TD202 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.

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I want to purchase 3 more head shells for my new thorens td-202. What part number should I use to order?
[ Randell  May 02, 2020 ]
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We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Calvin  May 27, 2020 ]  Staff

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