Thorens TD 295 MK IV TurnTables

3/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Drive system Thorens precision belt drive
  • Motor AC synchronous motor
  • Speed select electronic
  • Turntable platter 12.0"
  • Anti-skating thread and weight
  • Operation semi automatic

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by R Bennick a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this turntable based upon the reviews I had read on the WEB and looked forward to what appeared to be a beautifully made and unused turntable that is frequently billed as a tremendous value for the money. I eagerly unpacked the turntable and had it set up in a matter of a few minutes. Eagerly I open a new, sealed 180 gram album for the occasion, cleaned it, and placed it upon the platter. After lowering the tone arm I closed my eyes in anticipation of the expected slightly warm but musical and netural sound. When the music started I cringed in dissapointment at the tinny reproduction generated by a substandard tonearm and embarrassingly cheap standard cartridge. I experimented with different cartridges but with the standard tonearm it made little difference. I had the table checked at the local audiophile turntable shop but to no avail. Perhaps my table was a lemon and thus does not reflect how this model normally performs. All I can confirm is that no one could make the beautiful Thorens 295 Mk IV sing as we all thought it should !!! I subsequently sold my turntable for what I paid for it.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   E-Bay

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kevin Pearce a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2006

Bottom Line:   
The TD 295 Mk 4 is a very nice looking turntable. I chose the shiny black model. My main reason for purchasing this model was the opto shut off. I work at home and can get caught up on lengthy phone calls so the shut off was the main criteria for my purchase. The deck is fitted with an Ortofon super OM 40 cartridge and I am very pleased with the sound. It also has a speed switch which many good players do not have these days. As I own many old 45's, not having to lift the platter to change the belt up a cog is a big plus for me.
Save for a small modification I made to the arm rrest, I am very happy with this player.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Sydney

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