Are Thorens turntables still made?
As of 2019, Thorens continues to produce well-regarded turntables for playback of vinyl and 78rpm gramophone records.
Where are Thorens turntable made?
Thorens relocated their manufacturing to Germany, Poland, and Switzerland during some rather tumultuous decades for the company as it struggled to combat the birth of digital audio, and only recently in 2018 was restructured with new ownership that is based in Germany.
Is Dual still in business?
Dual went bankrupt in 1982, and was sold to French electronic manufacturer Thomson SA.
Is the Thorens td-160 Mk II turntable any good?
Though an old turntable, the quality of the sound that the Thorens TD-160 MK II turntable can produce is still one of the best that you can find. Of course, the later models will beat it in terms of sound, but it can never beat the TD-160 MK II in terms of the vintage look.
Is the MkI td-160 worth it?
The mkI TD-160 is the second choice, which might seem a little counter-intuitive. Apparently, the central bearing and tonearm (the excellent TP-16) are superior on the early model 160s. People planning to go all the way with modifying their TD-160 may not care much about differences in models, as relative weaknesses can be overcome with tweaking.
Is it sensible to buy another Thorens turntable?
We all know that Thorens is one of the world’s top producer of quality turntables. Just look at the Thorens TD 170-1, the Thorens TD 190-2 as well as the Thorens TD 295 MK IV. Each of them has their own merits as well as their special place in our hearts. In that sense, is it sensible for you to purchase another Thorens turntable? Why not!
Should I buy a td-150 or td-160?
The TD-150 vs the TD-160 is a pretty close battle that isn’t worthy of a great deal of consideration. If you can find either at a decent price, consider yourself lucky.