Gold Sound is Denver's exclusive Thorens dealer. For over 100 years, Thorens has handcrafted superb European turntables.
ABSOLUTE SOUND, 2/11, page 54, said "Gold Sound simply had too many turntables to even begin to judge them. VPI Classic, Rega P3, Thorens, Pro-Ject Debut III - the list is seemingly endless. Gold Sound was also premiering the Thorens TD309. It sure looked awesome & offered further testament to the boom in vinyl."
The TD309, our best sounding & newest Thorens turntable, recently was named EUROPEAN TURNTABLE of the YEAR. Hi-Fi News 2010 YEARBOOK praised the 309, "Excellent imaging, great bass, fine rhythm, absolutely outstanding. This eye-catching turntable is clearly the most novel Thorens' design in the last decade. It is ready within minutes of unpacking & offers more than a glimpse into the world of the glorious vinyl sound, which is growing in popularity among general consumers & audiophiles alike. The TD309 is a stylish & affordable passport into the realm of the vinyl LP." HIFI NEWS 10/10
CES is the world's largest electronics show. In January 2011, the Thorens 309 was the only turntable chosen, BEST of CES. "Vinyl playback has been making a comeback recently & part of the reason is high-performance turntables that don't break the bank. For about the price of a full-featured A/V receiver, consumers can grab the mid-level Thorens' TD 309 turntable, which jumps out at you in red or black lacquer. Its smoothness & detail simply underscored why I've become enamored with vinyl myself lately."
All Thorens have electronic speed control; unlike many turntables, you don't have to change the drive belt to a different pulley to change from 33 to 45 rpm. All our Thorens turntables have solid wood or MDF bases. This helps the sound, appearance & durability. Thorens is one of handful of world audio companies with the honor of a full-sized book devoted to their history. Thorens began in Switzerland in 1883. In 1966 Thorens moved to Germany. Thorens turntables over 50 year old, like the TD124, originally $99 in 1957, now sell for $1000 - $2000.
TD309, $1849, see above sale, "Lean, fast sound with a clean midrange, sharp transients & a well developed soundstage. Thorens has packed this interesting turntable with good ideas, a host of useful features & generous degrees of adjustability," STEREOPHILE, 4/12 Rated in the same class as $8300 turntables
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