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Thorens MM-008 ADC High Quality MM/MC Phono Stage with Integrated DAC

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Thorens MM-008 ADC High Quality MM/MC Phono Stage with Integrated DAC


Both Microsoft® Windows® and Apple® Mac OS® come with very simple audio recording software pre-installed. However, to take full advantage of the high-resolution recording facilities offered by the MM 008 ADC, we recommend recording software that can record at 24 bits/96 kHz and save lossless high-resolution audio files such as FLAC or Apple® Lossless.


Thorens turntables can be considered state-of-the-art in hi-fi technology as they would extract even the most minute details from your precious vinyl records. The signals generated by the pickup cartridges are however very small and therefore must be amplified to a much higher level. Regrettably, most of today’s amplifiers are no longer equipped with a dedicated phono stage. This unfortunate situation was a good reason for Thorens to develop the TEP 302, a complete phono preamplifier including RIAA equalization, which was to complement the outstanding playback performance of our turntables.

The TEP 302 is a pure-bred Class-A amplifier which employs selected, very special low-noise operational amplifiers throughout. The circuitry has been optimized “by ear” after several extended listening sessions. Of course, the TEP 302 also features a 15-Hz subsonic filter in order to protect the woofers from dangerous excursions when a warped record is played. More details, more dynamics.


Mode MM/MC (switchable)
Gain at 1 kHz 40 dB (MM)/60 dB (MC)
Input impedance (MM) 47 kΩ + 220 pF fixed
Input impedance (MC) 47 kΩ + 1 nF (modifiable with external load plugs)
Frequency response (flat) 20 Hz - 20 kHz ±0.3 dB
Frequency response (-3 dB) 10 Hz - 50 kHz
RIAA curve accuracy ±0.3 dB
THD+N <0.013% (MM)/<0.055% (MC)
Signal-to-noise ratio >86 dB (MM)/>72 dB (MC)
Crosstalk ≧40 dB
Input sensitivity (MM) 3.29 mVrms for -10 dBV output (316 mVrms)
Input sensitivity (MC) 0.325 mVrms for -10 dBV output (316 mVrms)
Max. output voltage 482 mVrms at 5 mVrms input (1 kHz)
Output impedance 47 Ω
Input connections 3 pairs of RCA sockets (left/right)
Output connections 1 pair of RCA sockets (left/right)
Power supply 24 V DC
Power consumption 3.5 W/15 mA
Weight 511 g (not including power supply)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 150 x 50 x 117 mm
A/D converter Tenor TE7022L 24Bit Delta Sigma
Sampling rates 8,16, 32, 44.1, 48, 96 kHz
USB output USB 2.0, fully backward-compatible with USB 1.1
Operating systems Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS®