Marantz TT42P vs Thorens TD 170-1

Marantz TT42P

Marantz TT42P review

Mar 29, 2019

Marantz has presented their TT42P turntable – the upgraded version of the TT42 with a pre-installed cartridge and built-in phono pre-amp. See price Article navigation Design Setup Features Co...

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Product

Marantz TT42P
Thorens TD 170-1

Model

TT42P
TD 170-1

Brand

Marantz
Thorens

Rating

3.6 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

31
3

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

2,2
1,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

3
5

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond
diamond

Model

Dual DN251S
Ortofon OM10

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast
aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45, 78

Torque

>4.5 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.07

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 18000
20 - 22000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

65
68

Gain

Output level

4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec

Controls

Operation type

full automatic
full automatic

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

Braking system

electronic
electronic

Connections

USB

0
0

RCA

1
1

Other

has not
has not

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not
has not

Power

Motor type

DC
DC

Power consumption, W

3
1.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

13.7 x 41.9 x 35.8/4.7 x 16.5 x 14.2
11.9 x 44 x 36/4.3 x 17.3 x 14.1

Weight, kg/pounds

6.49/11.2
4.6/8.8

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  • 9.3
  • 11.3
  • 9.3Marantz TT42P
  • 11.3Thorens TD 170-1

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