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Thorens TAS 1600


The newly developed Thorens TAS 1600 cartridge is a Japanese-made low output MC that was specially developed for the THORENS TD 1600 and TD 1601.

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THORENS cartridge TAS 1600

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 line-contact cut, which elicits every musical fineness of the record groove.


TAS 1600
1/2” centers / Threaded inserts
Frequency Response:
20 - 50,000 Hz
Channel Separation:
28 dB (1 kHz)
Output Channel Balance
0.5 dB (1 kHz)
Output Voltage
0.4 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
Vertical Tracking Angle
20 degrees
Tracking force, recommended
1.8 to 2.2 g (standard 2.0 g)
Stylus Shape
Special Line Contact
Stylus Size
1.5 x 0.28 mil
Stylus Construction
Nude rectangular shank
0.28 mm Ø nude boron
Coil Impedance
12 Ohms (1 kHz)
Coil Inductance
25 μH (1 kHz)
DC Resistance
12 Ohms
Static Compliance
22 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne
Dynamic Compliance
18 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)
Terminal Pins
Wire Used for Coil
PCOCC (Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting process)
Recommended Load Impedance
min 100 Ohms
Cartridge Weight
8.2 g

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