Newsletter 12-2008

Dear Friends of Thorens,

I'm very pleased to present you our new Thorens newsletter. It is meant to provide you with news and other things worth knowing about Thorens and the analogue way of life. In the event that you have any further questions or suggestion I shall be happy to receive them at

Wishing you all a merry and peaceful Christmas season and a happy, successful and prosperous New Year, I remain

Sincerely yours,

Heinz Rohrer, CEO

Content 12-2008

  • Thorens Music: Analogue music for all senses
  • Tonearm update for record players TD 240 and TD 190-1
  • Numerous awards for Thorens once again in 2008
  • Forecast: New record player TD 235 to be launched in January 2009
  • Dates: Thorens at CES 2009

Thorens Music

The music on the Thorens LP series has set a new benchmark. Famous artists as well as unique recordings on premium vinyl, which excel by their immaculate and pure sound qualtiy. In fact the best preconditions for analogue musical enjoyment.
Further information: Thorens Music website >

Tonearm update for record players TD 240 and TD 190-1

Since November, the models TD 240 and TD 190-1 are available as TD 240-2 respectively TD 190-2, both featuring the new tonearm TP 19-1. The TP 19-1 incorporates a lot of technical highlights for enhanced sound quality.

Press review 2008

This year Thorens can rejoice in numerous awards and prizes. In particular TD 160 HD, TD 550 and the Thorens Electronic Series have been lavished with praise by the international audio press and received top gradings throughout:

Turntable TD 160 HD:

- Product of the Year 2008 (hi-fi+ magazine)
- Best Turntable over £1000 (WHAT HiFi)
- Review in Australien HiFi 1/2-2008

Turntable TD 550:

- Review and Blue Moon Award 2008 (
- Review in Stereo magazine (Germany) 12-2008,
Conclusion: "The sheer listening pleasure"
- Review in HiFi Coice The Collection 2008
- Review in Stereoplay magazine (Germany) 07-2008
- Winner of Golden Ear reader poll 2008 (Audio magazine, Germany)

Turntable TD 700:

- Review of TD 700 (HiFi Choice 01-2009), Score: 4/5 stars

Thorens Electronic Series:

- Review of TEM 3200 at
- Review of all-THORENS® audio chain in Stereo magazine (Germany) 12-2008,
Conclusion: "The sheer listening pleasure"
- Review of TEP 3800 in Stereoplay magazine (Germany) 05-2008,
Conclusion: Best Preamplifier ever.
- Review of TEM 3200 in HiFi Coice The Collection 2008

See for further information.

Forecast 2009

For more than 125 years the Thorens brand stands, like no other, for the analogue way of life in conjunction with a laid-back listening to music. Not only in the high-end sector, but also and in particular in the budget and medium-class range, because the analogue awareness of life is an expression of intrinsic values. Therefore, from January 2009 on a new budget/medium-class model will be added to the family of Thorens record players, namely the semi-automatic TD 235 (more information to follow soon).

Upcoming Events

Visit Thorens at CES 2009 in Las Vegas from January 8 – 11 (Venetian Tower 29-110) for a close experience of fascinating Thorens.
More Dates >