Thorens Adds TD 403 Direct Drive “Purist Audiophile” Turntable To Roster

The new Thorens TD 403 DD turntable comes outfitted with the company’s TP 150 Tonearm and an Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge for plug in-and-spin convenience.

Sitting between the TD 402 DD and TD 1500 DD ‘tables, the new TD 403 shares traits from both. Borrowing the direct drive from the TD 402, the TD 403 adds some weight with a 1.4 kg 22mm-thick Die-cast aluminum platter that can be found on bigger brother TD 1500.

the TD 150 tonearm as an effective mass of 14 grams, and offers adjustable height and azimuth. The standard SME connector lets you easily plug and play with other cartridges

The TD 403 does away with the 402’s built-in phono preamp and auto start / stop features. A manual “purist audiophile” approach according to the literature.

The TD 430 comes in high gloss black and high gloss walnut, offering single-ended RCA output, and places the power supply outside the ‘table.

The TD 403 DD will be available beginning December 2021 with a retail price of 1,399 € including VAT. US pricing to follow…


Function: puristic manual record player
Drive system: direct drive
Motor: DC motor 24V
Speeds: 33-1/3, 45 rpm
Speed select: electronical
Platter: 12“ / 1,4 kg Die-cast aluminum platter with 22 mm height
Tonearm: Thorens TP 150 with SME headshell
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M Blue with nude elliptical stylus
Phono preamplifier: no
Anti-Skating: anti-skating weight, which is adjusted on a nylon thread guided over a ruby bearing
Shut off: no
Power supply: external power supply 24V DC
Dimensions: 420 x 150 x 360 mm (W x H x D)
Weight: 7,2 kg
Finish: black high gloss, walnut high gloss, top board aluminum
Scope of delivery: power supply, acrylic dust cover, RCA cable
EAN Code black high gloss 4260623590777 , walnut high gloss 4260623590784
RRP incl. VAT 1.399,00 €

Company Website: Thorens