About the Thorens TD 240-2
A modern turntable from a legendary company
A modern turntable from a legendary company
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 TD 240-2 features an elegant, solid design that includes a real wood base with noise-damping feet, a dense platter, and a reliable aluminum tonearm with factory-installed Audio-Technica AT95E (Thorens TAS 267) moving magnet cartridge.
It's fully automatic, so you can start a record playing and keep cooking, reading, or stealth-napping, secure in the knowledge that the tonearm will stop, lift, and return to the rest when it reaches the end of a side. This belt-driven turntable is ready to play at any speed: 33-1/3, 45, or 78 rpm.
- automatic start, stop, and tonearm return
- low-resonance 12" aluminum platter
- solid real wood plinth with walnut veneer
- one-piece Thorens TP 19-1 aluminum tonearm
- factory-installed Audio-Technica AT95E (Thorens TAS 267) moving magnet cartridge
- 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm speeds (electronic speed change)
- 78 rpm playback of some older pressings requires Audio-Technica VM670SP or similar stylus (stylus not included)
- frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
- signal to noise ratio: 72 dB
- wow and flutter: 0.07%
- designed and manufactured in Germany
- requires a phono preamp or phono input on receiver or preamplifier
- 17-3/8"W x 4-11/16"H (with dust cover down) x 14-3/8"D
- weight: 14.11 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year (turntable and motor)
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # TD 240-2 HGBK
What's in the box:
- Turntable (tonearm & cartridge/stylus pre-installed)
- AC power adapter (attached 6' DC cord)
- 45 RPM adapter
- Dust cover
- 2 Hinges
- Instruction Manual
- "Thank You" letter
- "Attention" note
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More details on the Thorens TD 240-2
3-Speed Fully Automatic Operation: The Thorens TD 240-2 turntable offers fully automatic operation for playback of 33-1/3, 45 (adapter included), and 78* RPM records. 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.
Note: A 45 RPM adapter is included. *78 RPM records require a special stylus/cartridge assembly that is sold separately (see Accessories Tab).
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 240-2 turntable features a pre-installed 8.3" one-piece aluminum straight tonearm with pre-mounted Thorens TAS-267 moving magnet (MM) cartridge featuring an eliptical diamond stylus that provides audiophile-grade sound quality with a frequency response of 20-20,000Hz.
Real Wood Plinth: The turntable features a solid real wood plinth (base) with four integrated shock-absorbing rubber feet to prevent unwanted vibration. Its available in a piano black laquer or walnut veneer finish.
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 240-2 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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