Thales turntables have compelled analog writers world over to throw up their hands and embrace the beauty of analog that Thales turntables and arms produce. The tables are so extraordinary and precision we couldn't pass them up. There are many options these days in the world of turntables but none better. - TA
"The Thales Simplicity is the best tone-arm I've come across do far. Its construction, sophistication down to they last detail, the super high precision bearing technology, the fascinating micro mechanics and flawless workmanship make its price comprehensible" -- Helmut Rohrwild, HiFi Record.
The EASY tone-arm is named, as it is an easy way to enter the world of perfect analogue tracking. The design of the EASY tone-arm enables a variable offset angle and this is based on a newly developed and highly innovative geometry.
The clever arrangement of six bearing points creates three null points for the horizontal tracking error, plus a zero point for the variable offset angle as well and this is really unique for a tone-arm design. This means the cartridge is guided along the ideal tracing line just like that of a parallel tracking tone-arm. As well as perfect tracking, side forces are reduced tremendously and this is clearly audible when listening to the EASY tone-arm.
Each tone-arm will be delivered with a precise protractor for installation and adjustment. Two counter weights are also provided to allow a wide range of cartridges (5 to 20 grams) to be fitted.
Based on Thales long lasting experience in building micro-bearings for high end tone-arms, we started in 2012 to develop the TTF (Thales-Tension-Free) technology. This technology should combine the advantages of traditional jewel bearings (damping properties, one point contact and angular alignment) with the benefit of the ball bearing (load resistant, solid). Much research was made before this new technology could be implemented in our tone-arms. TTF technology gives incredibly low friction values, absolute freedom of backlash and as a nice side effect, an integrated shock absorbing system.
Price is for tone-arm ONLY. Cartridges sold separately.
- Tracking error: ±0.4°
- Offset angle: ±12°
- Bearing with five axis and eight micro ball bearings
- Fine adjustment mechanism for VTA
- Black anodized aluminum parts
- Effective length: 9 inches
- Effective tone-arm mass: 10g
- Very flexible internal wiring, purest copper
- Integrated 5-pin-DIN-connector
- Delivered including protractor
Reviews of Thales Simplicity Tone Arm
"Thales Simplicity II. Unique Reference Tone-Arm.
"The Thales Simplicity is the best tone-arm I've come across do far. Its construction, sophistication down to they last detail, the super high precision bearing technology, the fascinating micro mechanics and flawless workmanship make its price comprehensible" -- Helmut Rohrwild, HiFi Record