Applying to your turntable’s every need the MM-008 ADC has an RCA input for moving magnet cartridges (MM) and another for moving coil cartridges (MC). The two circuits are completely separate and can be selected via a switch on the back panel. This is an attractive feature if you own two vinyl turntables or two tonearms. Integrated ADC Thorens has now installed a built-in ADC into the MM008ADC to allow you to record all your vinyl records on to your computer. Finally, you have the option to buy vinyl and have a digital collection of them too!
But unlike the turntables that have USB functions that allow for this already, the purposely-built ADC in the MM-008 records vinyl at incredible high quality, as close to the quality of the record itself. To take full advantage of the high-resolution recording facilities offered by the MM 008 ADC, a recording software that can record at 24 bits/96 kHz is recommended to save lossless high-resolution audio files such as FLAC or Apple Lossless. The MM 008-ADC supports both Apple MAC and Windows and connects via USB 2.0. Great Build Quality The MM-008 ADC is housed in a high-quality metal casing with a brushed aluminium front panel. It also comes with an outboard power supply, which allows you to keep the power supply unit well away from the ADC where it cannot adversely pollute the circuits with the noise that it emits.
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.
- Brushed silver aluminium front panel
- Loading options for MM and MC cartridges
- USB-B output to digitise your vinyl collection
- Boosts the turntable output for the amplifier
- Suitable for both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges
Thorens MM 008 ADC Phono Preamplifier User's Manual
Thorens MM 008 ADC Phono Preamplifier Specification Sheet