THORENS MM 008 MM/MC Phono Preamp (Silver)

BH #THMM008S • MFR #MM008S
THORENS MM 008 MM/MC Phono Preamp (Silver)
Key Features
  • Converts Phono Signals to Line Level
  • For Moving Magnet Cartridges
  • For Hi-Output Moving Coil Cartridges
  • MM/MC Mode Switch
Properly connect the phono output of your turntable to the line input of an amplifier or stereo receiver with the silver THORENS MM 008, a simple and high-quality phono preamp designed to maintain the integrity of your record player's signal output as it is fed to the next stage. With multiple RCA stereo inputs and an MM/MC mode switch, the MM 008 can accommodate moving magnet cartridges or moving coil cartridges without compromise.
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THORENS MM008 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Selectable Input Mode
  • 3Multiple Stereo Inputs
  • 4RCA Loading Plugs
  • 5Stereo Line Output
  • 6External Power Adapter

Properly connect the phono output of your turntable to the line input of an amplifier or stereo receiver with the silver THORENS MM 008, a simple and high-quality phono preamp designed to maintain the integrity of your record player's signal output as it is fed to the next stage. With multiple RCA stereo inputs and an MM/MC mode switch, the MM 008 can accommodate moving magnet cartridges or moving coil cartridges without compromise.

Operating the MM 008 is simple; there are no controls to configure and no gain adjustments to set. Just make the necessary connections, turn on the preamp, and enjoy your music. The MM 008 is supplied with a power adapter and three pairs of RCA loading plugs, rated for 10 ohms, 100 ohms, and 1 kilohm.

Selectable Input Mode

Use the MM/MC switch to set the input for moving magnet or moving coil cartridges.

Multiple Stereo Inputs

There are three pairs of RCA coaxial unbalanced inputs—MC cartridge loading sockets, MC input sockets, and MM input sockets. A binding post is provided for hookup of your tonearm earth wire.

RCA Loading Plugs

The MM 008 comes with three pairs of RCA loading plugs, which are to be connected to the "MC LOAD" sockets on the rear panel. Two RCA loading plugs of the same value must be fitted, one per channel. The default MC loading resistance is 47 kilohms with no RCA plugs inserted. If the cartridge manufacturer recommends a different load, you can choose between 10 ohms, 100 ohms, and 1 kilohm with the RCA loading plugs provided.

Stereo Line Output

Connect the RCA stereo line output to your amplifier or stereo receiver.

External Power Adapter

By utilizing an external power adapter, the size of the phono preamp is kept small.

THORENS MM008 Specs

ModeMM / MC (Switchable)
System Gain at 1 kHzMM: 40 dB
MC: 60 dB
Input ImpedanceMM: 47 Kilohms and 220 pF Fixed
MC: 47 Kilohms and 1 nF (Modifiable with External Load Plugs)
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.3 dB)
10 Hz to 50 kHz (-3 dB)
RIAA Equalization Curve Accuracy±0.3 dB
THD + NMM: <0.013%
MC: <0.055%
Signal-to-Noise RatioMM: >86 dB
MC: >72 dB
Crosstalk≥40 dB
Input SensitivityMM: 3.29 mVrms for -10 dBV Output (316 mVrms)
MC: 0.325 mVrms for -10 dBV Output (316 mVrms)
Maximum Output Voltage482 mVrms at 5 mVrms Input (1 kHz)
Output Impedance47 Ohms
Inputs3 x 2RCA Coaxial Female Unbalanced Inputs
Outputs1 x 2RCA Coaxial Female Unbalanced Outputs
Power Supply24 VDC
Power Consumption3.4 W / 15 mA
Dimensions5.9 x 2.0 x 4.6" / 15 x 5 x 11.7 cm
Weight1.1 lb / 0.5 kg (Excluding Power Supply)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.215 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.4 x 7.8 x 3.3"
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