The new Thorens TD 2035 is a true rigid turntable and is the racing version of the TD 2015. Damping is provided by the three feet with an anti-vibration system. The 33 mm thick transparent acrylic plinth weighs 8.5 Kg. The solid aluminium platter weighs 6 Kg! Use with the provided wool felt mat. The DC motor is isolated from the plinth with an external electronic controller, the great PS800, for more silence and stability. It also controls the 33/45 rpm speed changes with a built-in quartz oscillator. The tonearm is Thorens' efficient and unique TP92. It is built in damped aluminium, it is assembled according to very strict tolerances, the antiskating uses magnetic repulsion (system similar to Clearaudio's). This vinyl turntable can also be fitted with a SME M2.9 or a SME 309 tonearm.
Considering the performance of the TP92 tonearm, it can accommodate very high-end cartridges. Although the capabilities and musicality of this turntable with an MC cartridge under €250 are in line with the investment, it truly revealed its worth with a high-end high output MC cartridge (around €400)!
This TD 2035 makes the music vibrant and precise. The tempo is amazing, giving a fairly textured sound, the players are quite present. It's a far cry from the 'vintage' sound of the famous TD 166. Naturally, because of its neutrality, the choice of cartridge is quite essential for the end result.
If you're looking for one of the most beautiful turntables on the market, with a flawless build quality and playback performances that can rival with the very best, then Thorens' latest product is a safe pick…We loved the musicality and the amazing finishes. Franck
33mm thick acrylic manual vinyl turntable
AC synchronous motor
Outboard power supply PS800
Electronic speed change 33/45 rpm with PS800 power supply
6 Kg aluminium platter
TP92 tonearm, magnetic anti-skating
Weight: 15 kg