Thales Simplicity II Tonearm

Thales Simplicity II Tonearm
Thales Simplicity II Tonearm
Thales Simplicity II Tonearm
Thales Simplicity II Tonearm
Thales Simplicity II Tonearm
Thales Simplicity II Tonearm
Thales Simplicity II Tonearm
Thales Simplicity II Tonearm

Thales Simplicity II Tonearm

12,900.00

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THALES SIMPLICITY II

Thales philosophy is not only to build perfect analogue audio equipment, but also to achieve continuous improvement to set the reference-level in music reproduction. Therefore, we have been working for more than one year to bring our most popular tonearm to be our new reference tonearm.

1. Geometry

By building the two arms slightly longer, the tracking error is reduced to 0,006° while the max. offset angle is reduced to 19°.

2. Bearing

Many long nights of research passed by to create a new bearing technology which combines the advantages of the traditional ruby-bearing (damping properties, one point contact) with the benefits of the ball bearing (load resistant, solid). This TTF technology (Thales Tension Free) is a very clear musical improvement for all our tonearms and has - as a nice side effect - an integrated shock absorbing system for less sensitive handling and transport.

3. VTA

The VTA levelling and clamping mechanism has been improved with two specific mechanical components for sophisticated adjustment and improve the dynamics in sound.

4. Azimuth

The Azimuth can be adjusted accurately ±2° with an adjusting screw.

5. Cartridge alignment Sight unit

The sight unit has an updated reading device for more easy and accurate setting up of the cartridge.

6. Wiring

The internal wiring is guided through both arm-tubes, split for better channel separation. The tonearm has a ground-connection and we provide three different wiring options:

  • Integrated 5 Pin DIN connection
  • Pure wire outlet through the top or bottom for connection to a terminal block
  • Direct wiring which includes the phono cable and RCA or XLR plugs

Mounting information:

  • Spindle to pivot distance:  230mm
  • Effective length:  229mm
  • Effective Mass:  18 grams
  • Maximum tracking error:  0.006 degrees (traditional 9" tonearm is 2.2 degrees)
  • Maximum offset angle:  0-19 degrees (traditional 9" tonearm 23 degrees)
  • Cartridge weight:  7g to 23g
  • Armboard cutout hole:  27mm
  • Mounting bolts:  3 x M3
  • Pitch circle diameter:  40mm
  • Height range from armboard to platter (VTA range):  min 12mm max 32mm
  • SME compatible arm mount available to fit Simplicity to SME cutout.
  • Colours available:  Bronze, Grey, Black


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