Erikson Consumer, the Canadian distributor for Thorens, has announced the availability of the new TD 201 and TD 202 turntables from the brand.
Unveiled at Westdeutsche Hifi-Tage 2018 in Germany, the TD 201 and TD202 turntables are ideal for music fans just getting into the resurgent and growing world of vinyl, says Thorens. Both come with a pre-configured cartridge, integrated, switchable phono stage for direct connection to any amplifier or receiver, smooth-running belt driven motor, and an aluminum platter with rubber mat.
Available in high-gloss black, the Thorens 201 is a robust, easy-to-use plug-and-play turntable. It comes with a TP 71 tonearm that uses a detachable headshell with preconfigured AT 3600 cartridge. Using the switchable integrated phono stage, the TD 201 can be connected to any amplifier or receiver, even if it does not have a specific input for phono devices.
It will be available from Erikson Consumer at the end of November, and carry a retail price of $800.
For $1,200, the TD 202 manual plug-and-play turntables comes with a larger, high-gloss black plinth than the TD 201 and a AT 95E cartridge. The integrated phono stage includes an additional analogue/digital converter with USB out, allowing users to digitize their favourite vinyl music directly to a computer using compatible recording software that can be downloaded from the web (not included). It will also be available at the end of November.