Grand Rapids, Michigan-based WS Distributing has become the official distributor of Thorens turntables for the U.S. market, effective immediately.
The Thorens TD-309
WS Distributing will have a comprehensive line of the German manufacturer’s turntables available at a starting 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, Room 29-326.
In 2008, Thorens celebrated its 125th birthday, making it the oldest entertainment electronics company in the world. The most recent introduction from the company is the TD-309, which features 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 $1,699, including tonearm and cartridge.
WS Distributing plans to place Thorens with traditional retailers in major U.S. 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.”