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The new Acrylic-Series is stunning - not only from a visual point of view. Thanks to
elaborate control circuitry, an extremely stable acrylic plinth and a heavy aluminium
platter, the turntables are made to sound as exciting as they look.
The external motor unit of the Thorens Acrylic-Series was constructed in a way that
there is no mechanical contact to the plinth, thus avoiding transfer of vibration. In
addition, the entire turntable rests on special feet which effectively dampen all kinds of
air-born or footfall vibrations and eventually ensure a continuous, undisturbed run of the
platter.
The TP 92 tonearm, which was specially designed for Thorens turntables, uses an ultralow-friction bearing and an innovative magnetic anti-bias system with zero stiction. The
arm tube is made from rolled aluminium that is damped using random-mass-reducing
technology. The brass counterweight at the end of the arm tube is double-decoupled,
and the tonearm is so designed that its centre of gravity is level with the stylus.
Technical Data
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Drive System belt-drive (square belt around platter rim)
Motor electronically controlled synchronous AC motor
Speeds 33-1/3, 45 rpm
Speed Select electronically
Platter 12” / 3.7 kg (aluminium)
Tonearm THORENS TP 92
Pick-up Cartridge –None
Anti-skating (Bias) by magnet (TP 92)
Automatic Shut-off – No
Power Supply PS 800 electronic control unit with country-specified mains adaptor
(115-230 V / 50-60 Hz depending on type)
Dimensions 420 x 140 x 330 mm (W x H x D)
Weight 11.0 kg
Finish clear acrylic plinth.
Tonearm Details
The TP 92 is a nine-inch cardanic design that follows the Loefgren geometry. It was
developed in parallel with the TD 309 turntable, which allowed our designers to achieve
optimal compatibility. The horizontal bearing is a high-precision Japanese ball bearing
that uses a specially developed oil. It is located underneath the tonearm tube at the
same level as the stylus for enhanced stability. The counterweight, decoupled by two
rubber rings, is also exactly level with the stylus.
The tonearm tube is manufactured from high-quality cold-forged aluminium. A laser
vibrometer was used to analyse the tube’s resonances, enabling our designers to target
specific frequencies.
The headshell is also made from aluminium and tightly coupled to the tube for increased
stability. Overhang can be adjusted either by sliding the headshell into the desired
position on the tube or by adjusting the entire tube in the bearing block. The tube can
also be rotated on its axis in order to adjust azimuth. The shape of the headshell
ensures that the pick-up cartridge’s centre of gravity is always directly underneath the
tonearm tube, thus preventing torsional vibrations.
VTA can be easily adjusted by loosening the arm collar lock nut and raising or lowering
the entire tonearm. The anti-skating force is provided by two ferrite magnets and can be
increased or decreased with the help of an adjustment screw
The external motor unit of the Thorens Acrylic-Series was constructed in a way that there is no
mechanical contact to the plinth, thus avoiding transfer of vibration. In addition, the entire turntable rests
on special feet which effectively dampen all kinds of air-born or footfall vibrations and eventually ensure a
continuous, undisturbed run of the platter.
The tonearm, which was specially designed for Thorens turntables, uses an ultra-low-friction bearing and
an innovative magnetic anti-bias system with zero stiction. The arm tube is made from rolled aluminium
that is damped using RMR (Reduced Modal Resonance) technology. The brass counterweight at the end
of the arm tube is double-decoupled, and the tonearm is so designed that its centre of gravity is level with
the stylus.
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