Wednesday, November 10, 2010

WS Distributing Becomes US Distributor of Legendary Thorens Turntables

Full range of German engineered turntables and accessories shipping by December 1st

Grand Rapids, MI Nov. 2nd, 2010—WS Distributing ( has announced that it has become the official distributor of Thorens for the US market effective immediately. WS Distributing will have a comprehensive line-up of Thorens turntables available beginning at a retail price of $399.95. WS Distributing also represents Vincent and Pangea, and all three brands will be on display at CES 2011 in The Venetian, Booth 29-326.

In 2008, Thorens celebrated its 125th birthday, making it the oldest entertainment electronics company in the world. Thorens turntables have earned the highest regard worldwide for performance, quality and longevity. Thorens has remained true to its analog heritage, which is why music lovers all over the world associate Thorens with audio components of the highest quality—particularly those for whom the vinyl record is their first choice when enjoying music.

The most recent introduction from Thorens is the sleek and stylish TD-309, which has already received rave reviews from the audio press. The TD-309 features an innovative Tri-Balance Suspension, low noise DC motor, precision machined sub-platter and a tonearm designed specifically for the TD-309. MSRP for the TD-309 is $1699 including tonearm and cartridge.

WS Distributing plans to place Thorens with traditional retailers in major US markets, a select group of retailers in smaller markets throughout the country, and as well as two or three e-tailers including Audio Advisor. “Thorens is a wonderful addition to the family of products we represent at WS Distributing, and we foresee having success with this legendary brand via a presence in both online and traditional retailers,” said WS Distributing Sales Director Tom Myers. “Dealers can expect efficient product delivery and service beginning December 1st thanks to our warehouse/service center here in Michigan as well as service centers on each coast,” Myers added.


Please visit Thorens at CES 2011 in The Venetian, Booth 29-326.

About Thorens:, Thorens is the oldest entertainment electronics company in the world. Founded in 1883, Thorens manufactured their first Edison-type phonograph in 1903, and has continued to develop electric motors, turntables, tonearms and cartridges for well over a century. In 1957, Thorens introduced the legendary TD124 Hi-Fi record player, which was an unprecedented worldwide success and helped shape the future direction for the company. Currently based in Switzerland and manufactured in Germany, Thorens has remained true to the analog format. After well over 100 years of manufacturing heritage and countless awards for innovation, discerning consumers continue to choose Thorens turntables today.