The THORENS TD 170-1B Turntable boasts a host of connectivity features, starting with its gold plated phono outputs and RCA line out. This allows for direct connection to an amplifier or receiver that has either built in preamp functionality or separate external preamps can be connected via the two stereo jacks. Additionally, this turntable is equipped with Bluetooth aptX technology which allow it to wirelessly stream audio directly from your device such as laptop computers and smartphones up to 30 feet away. The unit also includes USB output so you can record vinyl directly into digital formats on your computer without any additional hardware needed.
The THORENS TD 170-1B Turntable is well known for its advanced features and high performance. It has a belt drive system with an electronically controllable DC motor that ensures silent operation, making it ideal for music enthusiasts who want to enjoy their vinyl records without any unwanted noise distractions. The turntable also includes a semi-automatic tone arm lift mechanism at the end of each record side, allowing users to easily move on from one track to another during playback sessions. Additionally, this model comes equipped with anti-skating control which helps minimize distortion caused by uneven stylus pressure when playing back your favorite tunes. Furthermore, there's an adjustable counterweight dial that allows you fine tune tracking force according to your specific preferences while listening or recording in real time onto other mediums such as CDs or digital audio files using the built-in USB port connection provided with purchase of the device itself.
The THORENS TD 170-1B Turntable has an outstanding build quality, providing a solid and reliable foundation for your vinyl listening experience. This belt drive turntable is made from high grade materials like its aluminum platter with felt mat that provides isolation against vibrations as well as non-resonant MDF chassis which allows the sound to remain clear even at higher volumes. The motor itself is highly efficient thanks to its DC power supply and adjustable speed control ranging from 33 1/3 RPM up to 45RPM without any audible noise or rumble disturbances making sure you hear all of your music in full detail every time you spin it up.
The THORENS TD 170-1B Turntable is designed for audiophiles seeking superior speed accuracy and stability. Its direct drive motor offers incredibly precise performance, with a Wow & Flutter of only 0.09% WRMS at all speeds (33 1/3 rpm, 45rpm and 78rpm). The anti-skating system ensures that the stylus maintains its ideal contact angle when tracking a record groove for optimum sound quality. Additionally, this turntable features an adjustable counterweight to ensure proper balance across different records sizes as well as low resonance platter construction which further reduces unwanted vibration during playback.
Supplied Headshell Weight, G
Appropriate Needle Pressure, G
moving magnet (MM)
Wow & Flutter (WRMS), %
33.3, 45, 78
Pitch Variation, %
Power Consumption, W
45 RPM Adapter
4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
Signal To Noise Ratio, DB
Frequency Response, Hz
20 - 22000
moving magnet (MM)
11.9 x 44 x 36/4.3 x 17.3 x 14.1