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In 1883, Thorens began as a produce of musical boxes and clock movements, which they continued to produce until the 1950s. In 1928 they produced their first electric (motor drive) turntable, and the rest, as they say is history. To this day, Thorens continue to produce some of the worlds finest turntbales, from entry level to high end competitors, the Thorens turntable range is something quite special. Thorens produce a stunning range of conventional and modern looking turntables so they have a turntable to meet everyones taste!

Thorens TM 1600 Reel To Reel Tape Machine
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  • Regular price £10,995.00
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Thorens TM 1600 reel to reel tape machine is a beautiful designed purist analogue playback addition to Thorens range.

Principally designed as a half track quarter inch machine accommodating reels up to 10.5" in size at speeds of either 19 cm/s (7.5 in/s) or 38 cm/s (15 in/s).

It includes selectable equalisation between CCIR for European recordings and NAB for US and Asia recordings. An edit feature is also included that allows operation with one hand.

Designed around a very compact tape drive from Duesseldorf based tape specialist Ballfinger that allows the unit to stand only 50mm high. This makes it a much more compact alternative to an older machine.

Its comparatively compact size is not at the cost of sound quality though, the TM 1600 has been designed principally for sound quality. The head and capstan motors are far apart to generate a very high signal to noise ratio.

Indeed, this machine presents an enticing and rare opportunity nowadays to invest in a brand new reel to reel machine that requires no refurbishment, re-calibration or re-capping as may be required with vintage equipment - along with the peace of mind of Thorens full manufacturers warranty. Highly recommended.


Brand Thorens

Tech Specs

- 2-track playback
- 19 and 38 cm/s
- Reels up to 10,5“
- 3 Motors
- Newly developed tape path geometry
- Real time digital counter (Hour/ Minute/ Second/ Second/100)
- Very compact drive
- Optional wall mounting
- External power supply for reduced interference

We are still delivering orders as normal. When your order ships you will still receive tracking details. For UK shipments, Our couriers have procedures in place to ensure deliveries are arriving as quickly & safely as possible. Drivers can now sign for your parcels, however will notify you that they have arrived, in order to ensure you receive your parcel. Signing for the parcel has now been stopped temporally for hygiene reasons. Drivers are also working with customer instructions, so you can ask them to leave the parcel in a safe place (doorstep etc...) if you prefer not to come into direct contact with the driver.

There has been no changes to deliveries with Brexit. All deliveries to the UK mainland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are operating as normal. No VAT or charges are applicable. 

Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!


Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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If you have any question, please feel free to call us on 03435236169 or email