New Thorens TAS 1500 MC cartridge



Date: 2022-01-18


The newly developed Thorens "TAS 1500" cartridge is a Japanese-made MC cartridge that was specially developed for the THORENS TD 1500 and TD 403 DD. With an output voltage of 0.4 millivolts at 5.5 cm / s, it delivers sufficient levels to harmonize with common phono preamplifiers. With an internal resistance of 12 ohms, it feels in good hands at a terminating resistor of> 100 ohms. At the end of a massive boron cantilever sits a fine diamond with a micro linear cut, which elicits every musical fineness of the record groove. The TAS 1500 is also a great replacement for older Thorens turntables like the TD160, TD147, TD320 and others.



 Mounting  1/2” centres / Threaded inserts
 Frequency Response  20 – 47,000 Hz
 Body  Aluminium
 Channel Separation  27 dB (1 kHz)
 Output Channel Balance  1 dB (1 Khz)
 Output Voltage  0.4 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
 Vertical Angle  20 degrees
 Tracking force recommented  1.8 to 2.2 g (standard 2.0 g)
 Stylus Shape  Microlinear
 Stylus Size  2.2 x 0.12 mil
 Stylus Construction  Nude rectangular shank
 Cantilever  0.28 mm Ø nude boron
 Coil Impadance  12 Ohms (1 kHz)
 Coil Inductance  25 uH (1 kHz)
 DC Resistance  12 Ohms
 Static Compliance  20 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne
 Dynamic Compliance  16 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)
 Terminal Pins  Brass
 Wire Used for Coil  POCOCC (Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting process)
 Recommended Load Impadance  Min 100 Ohms
 Cartridge Weight  8.2 g