Thorens has announced that the new Thorens TP160 knife edge bearing tonearm is available on the new TD1600 and TD1601 turntables, which were introduced in 2020.
The Thorens TP160 knife edge bearing tonearm is a completely new development and is, say Thorens “a huge upgrade to the existing TP92 tonearm”.
THORENS TP160 KNIFE EDGE BEARING TONEARM
Inspired by studio tonearm technology, the Thorens TP160 is a classic J-shaped 9-inch tonearm, crafted from precision aluminium tubing which features an SME headshell connection, guided by a high-quality knife edge bearing. It also features a magnetic guidance system.
CARTRIDGES UP TO 30 GRAMS
The Thorens TP 160 is the first arm in Thorens’ history to feature a knife edge bearing. The anti-skating is adjusted in a classic manner using a spring. The arm’s height can be adjusted (VTA), and the azimuth is adjustable as well. The scaled, two-part counterweight facilitates precise adjustment of the required tracking force and ensures that even heavy cartridges with a weight of up to 30g can be precisely balanced. The motorized lift and end shutoff of the TD 1601 are also available with the new TP 160.
THORENS TP160 AND TD1600/01 TURNTABLE PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Both versions, of the turntables one with the TP92 and the new one with the TP160 tonearm will remain in the Thorens product range.
TD1600 with TP160 black/walnut HK$34,980
TD1601 with TP160 black/walnut HK$39,980
HiFi PiG Says: This will be a very popular combo of turntable and tonearm from Thorens.