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The TD 206 turntables is the younger sibling of the revolutionary, multiple-award-winning TD 309. However, it doesn't have to live in the shadow of it's older brother. The TD206 is built using only high-quality materials and parts, and shares a number of technical features with the TD 309, ensuring that their replay quality is up there with the best.
The new TP 90 tonearm is based on the tried-and-tested TP 92 and uses the same ultra-low-friction, high-performance bearing and the innovative zero-stiction anti-bias system. The arm tube is made from rolled aluminium that is damped using RMR technology (reduced-modal-resonance), and the stainless-steel counterweight at the end of the arm tube is double-decoupled. Tonearm height, azimuth and overhang are useradjustable.
Operation manualDrive System belt-drive (flat belt around sub-platter)Motor servo-controlled DC motorSpeeds 33-1/3, 45 rpmSpeed Change ElectronicPlatter 12” (aluminium/acrylic)Tonearm THORENS TP 90Pick-up Cartridge AT-95 BAnti-skating (Bias) by magnetAutomatic Shut-off nonePower Supply external plug-in power supply, 12 V DC/AC, 6 W min.Dimensions 475 x 125 x 370 mm (W x H x D)Weight 5.3 kgFinish MDF plinth with laquer in red, black or white (high gloss)
I auditioned the Rega RP6 and Clearaudio Concept before deciding on the Thorens, I wanted a smooth sound with detail and partnered with the Clearaudio Concept MM cartridge it does it very well. The build quality is excellent. I would ditch the included phono cables, they introduced a lot of hum. The service from Analogue Seduction deserves special praise, they were brilliant and fitted the cartridge. All extremely positive.
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