Thorens MM-008

Phono Preamplifier

Overview

MM and MC phono stage with brushed aluminum fascia.

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General

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:3.4 W/15 mA
Weight:504 g (not including power supply)
Dimensions (W x H x D):150 x 50 x 117 mm

Technical specifications subject to change without notice.

Canada HiFi, April 2015

“I compared it to preamps at double and even triple the price and the MM-008 held its own with aplomb. I tried various genres of music and in every case, the MM-008 was incredibly transparent, adding very little of its own sound to the signal. Of all the preamps at this price point that I have auditioned, this unit comes the closest to the preamp ideal of being a straight wire with gain…if you don’t need a multitude of connections, the MM-008 is one of the best preamps you can buy for this price….the Thorens MM-008 is one of the great values on offer in the world of high-end audio.”