Thorens MM-005 Phono Preamp Review on AudioFile

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

AudioFile, a section within The Star, Malaysia newspaper site, has posted a review of the Thorens MM-005 phono preamp (RM 960). It is a handsome unit (photo) and is described as a “Standalone phono stage (for both MM and MC cartridges).”

Reviewer Lim Juan compared it to a Rotel Michi RHQ-10. He thought the Thorens was decent for the price, but had some shortcomings:

It conveyed a good sense of rhythm and transient snap, though on certain bass lines, the notes felt slightly more congealed together than the more obviously separated and delineated plucks heard on my more expensive reference units.

Check out the entire review.