Handling a turntable with only three feet, unsighted and from underneath, requires juggling skills usually reserved for the Moscow State Circus.Thankfully, Swiss turntable manufacturer Thorens has been in the game long enough – more than 80 years – to address this issue.Compared with the more smartly dressed Clearaudio Concept and Pro-Ject 2-Xperience 2-Pack, the Thorens appears functional and it doesn’t really pull off the £1000 price tag.It’s nice to see electronic speed-change included, but the switch doesn’t feel solid or terribly nice to use.the song was supposed to end but Jeff carried on and Dave started playing the honky-tonk piano and we all just followed on." The single edit goes right into the melody at the beginning, then the song fades out during the first singing of the chorus at the end.The video (directed by Steve Barron) is set in a stylized urban streetscape, with Rosanna shown as a dancer whose bright red dress contrasts with her gray surroundings.As standard, the deck comes fitted with the company’s AT95E cartridge, but our sample came equipped with a Grado Platinum Reference 1.For the price you still get the AT95E included as a spare – useful for any slight technical hiccups….
Lows sound weighty and meaty but they also sound over-egged.
There’s a decent level of detail, but the Thorens struggles to express itself fully.
Highs don’t quite sparkle and pop, and the overall soundstage sounds flat and a tad subdued.
"Rosanna" is a song written by David Paich and performed by the American rock band Toto, the opening track and the first single from their 1982 album Toto IV.
This song won the Record of the Year Grammy Award in the 1983 presentations.