Thorens Paying homage to the legendary TD 150 and TD 160 models of the sixties and seventies, THORENS® has reinterpreted the sub-chassis turntable with a state-of-the-art, ground-up development using the latest materials.
Highest fidelity and dynamics were our main priorities during the development of the new turntable series. However, we also placed great importance on user-friendliness, a timeless aesthetics as well as flexible configuration and upgrade options while retaining the traditional sub-chassis design.
In 1965 in Sainte Croix, Switzerland the development of a new, affordable turntable called TD 150 was finished. This turntable later became the blueprint for a very successful generation of turntables.
Originally invented by AR but almost forgotten the suspended sub chassis became very popular with Thorens new TD 150 and its successors. It entered mass market and a lot of other vendors used it, too. The most famous one is still produced in Scotland.
Thorens transferred that principle to the following generations of its turntables beginning with still famous TD 125 in 1968 until the 90s of last century when production of TD 160 Mk V finished. Also, TD 126 and its extensions TD 127 and TD 226 and even the monumental Reference from 1980 and Prestige from 1983 were designed with that kind of suspension.
Even though Thorens started a new era of suspension design in the middle 80s the original TD 160 and its successors are still seen as the “classic” Thorens turntables.