THE TD-170

This economy model is about as close to plug-and-play as a turntable can get. Belt-driven, with a three-speed (33-45-78) electronically-controlled motor, it comes with an Ortofon OM-10 pickup already installed. Just level the turntable, put the counterweight on the arm, and adjust it as per the instructions, and you're good to go.
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UHF has become an authorized reseller for Thorens turntables. Designed in Switzerland and built in Germany, these turntables are available in a wide range of prices. We are offering three models, all three evaluated (and approved) by us, like everything else at The Audiophile Boutique and The Audiophile Store. You can see other models at the Thorens Web site. E-mail us for a good price on any model that strikes your fancy, and we'll bring it in for you.


THE TD-190-2

For a little more money, this model gains in both sophistication and performance. It has a suspended subchassis and a fiberglass subplatter. Belt-driven, with a three-speed (33-45-78) electronically-controlled motor, it comes with an Ortofon OM-10 pickup already installed. just level the turntable, put the counterweight on the arm, and adjust it as per the instructions, and you're good to go.
Want it with a better cartridge? You can pick up a bargain on a Goldring cartridge if you order it at the same time as your new Thorens TD-190-2 turntable. We'll put it in the box, or for a little extra we'll install it right on your new arm and check its alignment.
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GOLDRING 1012GX. You can get your Thorens turntable with a line contact stylus, which plays the groove wall rather than a single point on each wall, as an elliptical stylus does. The 1012GX has a Gyger-2 stylus, which gives smooth extended high frequencies, low distortion and reproduces a highly detailed and dynamic sound. Our usual price is $379, but if we send it to you at the same time as a TD-190-2, you can get both for just $1020.

Or get it with the Goldring 1042. The extended groove contact of its Gyger-S diamond gives the 1042 unsurpassed resolution of the fine groove modulations, producing an exceptionally detailed, smooth and musical sound. Our usual price is $475, but get it at the same time as your TD-190-2, and pay just $1125. For a little extra, we'll install it for you and check alignment (and you still keep the old cartridge). And remember, shipping is free in Canada, a little extra elsewhere.

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THE TD-295 Mark 4

It costs more than the other two, but the gain in performance is dramatic. The jeavy plinth and the massive rubber feet isolate the table from footfalls better than most other schemes. The synchronous motor is electronically-controlled. The tone arm looks like a standalone arm that could cost as much as this whole turntable, and for the most part its performance is on a par with its appearance. The massive non-magnetic platter is dynamically balanced, something you seldom see at this price. The included cartridge is an Audio-Technica AT95E. There are output jacks at the rear, so that you can use the enclosed interconnect, or the interconect of your choice.
Want it with a better cartridge? You can pick up a bargain on a Goldring cartridge if you order it at the same time as your new Thorens TD-295 turntable. We'll put it in the box, or for a little extra we'll install it right on your new arm and check its alignment.
HOW GOOD IS IT? Read UHF's no-holds-barred test in PDF format.
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GOLDRING 1042. You can get your Thorens turntable with a line contact stylus, which plays the groove wall rather than a single point on each wall, as an elliptical stylus does. The Gyger-S diamond gives the 1042 enhanced resolution of the fine groove modulations, producing an exceptionally detailed, smooth and musical sound. Our usual price is $475, but get it at the same time as your TD-295, and pay just $1349. For a little extra, we'll install it for you and check alignment (and you still keep the old cartridge).

GOLDRING EROICA H. Go to a moving coil cartridge. The Eroica H cartridge uses a Gyger II line contact stylus. This "H" model is high output, so that it will work with a conventional MM phono preamp, and does not require a transformer or a high-sensitivity MC preamp. The Eroica's usual price is $599, but get the Thorens TD-295 plus the Eroica H for $1449. Installation is available too (see below).

GOLDRING ELITE. This is a detuned version of the superlative Goldring Excel which remains one of our two reference cartridges (when it was discontinued it cost $3000. The Elite is a low-output (0.5 mV) MC type, with (of course) a line-contact stylus. The coils are wound from pure silver wire. Its very low inductance gives it extended frequency response to 30 kHz. Our usual price for the Elite is $749, but get is at the same time as the TD-295 for just $1625 total. installation is available (see below).
And remember, shipping is free in Canada, a little extra elsewhere.

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