Since 1883, Thorens is the oldest HiFi company in the world still in production today, producing some of the world's highest quality and most critically acclaimed automatic and semi-automatic turntables. The company is Swiss owned, and each turntable is made with precision and care in Germany.
Thorens has become a legend in the Turntable market, with their vintage models still widely sought after today. Today, Thorens continues to replicate that quality with the idea that every turntable produced will last decades and be sought after by the Audiophile community for decades to come.
Rutherford Audio Inc. proudly represents Thorens in North America.
In the Beginning
Thorens produced musical boxes,
lighters, gramaphones and even harmonicas,
they begain in 1903 to make turntables,
and havn't looked back.
A promise of perfection
in sound and construction,
the fidelity of Thorens turntables,
is acheived through scrutiny in detail,
as we are perfectionists when it comes to audio.
The reference for Thorens entry level turntables is the TD 203. The TD 203 still incorporates the technology of its big brother the TD 309, but packages it into a turntable that is ready to play out of box.
The goal of our entry level turntables, is ease of use without sacrificing musical fidelity.
For those who dream of perfection is our High End line. The star of this line will soon be the new 900 series line. With an eye on our vintage lovers, we have created this new line with the TD 150 and 160 and made improvements apon those designs to give it a new modern touch.
With over a century in the business, we have perfectd the Turntable. We build our products to last decades and you should expect nothing less.
Despite appearances, the TD 309 is a true suspended-subchassis design, but the subchassis actually is the top plate of the deck. The suspension springs are hidden underneath, mounted at the corners of a moulded triangular support which forms the primary chassis.
With vinyl sales soaring it’s no surprise that life is pretty good for turntable manufacturers too. Following Pioneer, who earlier this year unveiled their new plug in and play turntable, high-end audio company Thorens have also unveiled their newest turntable, the TD 203 – a slick, belt-driven deck for home-listening.
The TD 309 is a beautifully designed object. In place of the usual black or woodgrain rectangular platform, the TD 309 resembles a heraldic shield laid upon three stout black bases...The glass platter (called "fused silica"), aluminum tonearm and shiny silver balance weight complete a visual package that wouldn’t look out of place in a mid-century interior. The form is clean and elegant, and it suggests the quality manufacturing appropriate for a more than one-hundred-year-old company.