We are sorry to announce that our long time CEO Rémy A. Thorens has passed away in September by an accident.

Grandson of company’s original founder Hermann Thorens, Rémy Thorens was born in 1927 in St. Croix, Switzerland. He graduated in economics in St. Gallen and Bern and returned to the company afterwards. He worked in several departments and became CEO in 1966. He conducted the company until 1991.


After an internal restructuring in 1962 Rémy Thorens, his father and his brother Jean-Paul, co-founded Thorens-Franz AG. Rémy Thorens was responsible for Hifi-business and during that time some legendary turntables like TD 150, TD 160, Reference and Prestige were developed and manufactured.

We will miss him.

Thorens launches two new record players for 2018 season.

Thorens starts 2018 season with two new products. Launched in Germany at Westdeutsche Hifitage 2018, the two new turntables TD 201 and TD 202 were presented to the public.

Both of them target committed newcomers to vinyl and people who rediscover their vinyl treasures.

TD 201 and TD 202 come with preconfigured cartridges and integrated, switchable phono stages for direct connection to any available amplifiers or receivers on the market. TD 202 has got an additional A/D converter with USB output for direct recording of the record with a computer.

Thorens TD 201

The new Thorens TD 201 is the right choice for anyone looking for a robust, easy to use plug and play turntable. It comes with a smooth running belt drive and a aluminium platter with rubber mat. The new Thorens TP 71 tonearm uses a detachable headshell with preconfigured AT 3600 cartridge.

Using the switchable integrated phono stage the TD 201 can be connected to any amplifier or receiver even if it does not have a specific input for phono devices.

The new Thorens TD 201 will be available in highgloss black from end of November 2018. RRP will be € 449,--..

Thorens TD 202

New TD 202 completes the new series of manual plug and play turntables. Compared with its “smaller” brother TD 201 it comes with a more massive plinth and a AT 95E cartridge. The integrated phono stage includes an additional analogue/digital converter with USB out. So the record played will be automatically digitized and can easily be recorded on a computer using several kinds of recording software that can be downloaded from the web.

The new Thorens TD 202 will be available in highgloss black from end of November 2018. RRP will be € 599,--.

Thorens TD 201

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Thorens TD 202 

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In US Home entertainment paper CE Pro Thorens has been selected as leading brand in categorie turntables in Audio. We ware very proud of this!


On HighEnd 2018 Show in Munich Thorens introduces the new fully automatic TD 148 A turntable in classical shape. The name TD 148 A follows the tradition of Thorens turntables with automatic functions which ended with the famous TD 147.
The new turntable is our response to the market's request of a high quality fully automatic turntable.

The new TD 148 A will be available for customers in fourth quarter 2018.

In the video below the new CEO Gunter Kürten introduces the new model;


Famous record player brand Thorens returns to Germany and Bergisch Gladbach becomes Analog Valley. The oldest Company in entertainment electronics switches Owner and location.

Gunter Kuerten takes Thorens. The former CEO of ELAC and Denon (with additional leadership experience at LG, Loewe, Sharp and Sony), founded the new Thorens GmbH in Bergisch Gladbach. By this beginning with May 1st, another worldwide leading brand in analog HiFi is located there and makes the region to Germany’s Analog Valley.

Thorens is the oldest name in entertainment electronics, founded in 1883 by Hermann Thorens in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland. The brand is still worldwide known for its high-quality record players. During the sixties of the 20th century the company moved to Lahr in Germany. Later when Heinz Rohrer became CEO, Thorens returned temporarily to Switzerland.
„Gunter Kuerten is a very experienced and successful industry insider. Because of this Thorens will be in good hands and ready for future challenges.“, so Heinz Rohrer.
„I am committed to the tradition of Thorens and I see my job in keeping the brands legacy but also in further developing this ‘analog jewel’ “, confirms Gunter Kuerten. “I see a lot of future chances in the opening of markets. And the worldwide vinyl revival is going to assist us in that “.

Thorens GmbH
Lustheide 85
51427 Bergisch Gladbach

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Bergisch Gladbach, 05/01/2018

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