The THALES SIMPLICITY II sets the benchmark for what is possible in tonearm-design today. The tracking geometry is based on a unique tetragon solution that reduces the tracking-error to 0,006°. Our new TTF-bearing-technology makes sure the performance achieves a level never reached before, as the micro-ball-bearings are arranged in a tension-free setup. The intrinsic frequencies of the two tonearm tubes are carefully tuned to improve on the damping properties of any single arm tube design.
The SIMPLICITY II comes with a special tool to make sure the installation is as precise as the manufacturing. The headshell can be removed very easily for exact alignment of the cartridge. Three different counter weights, each with a different mass are supplied to enable a wide range of cartridges to be used (7 to 23 grams). The tonearm is available in bronze, grey or black anodized finish and is featured with Thales’s our own internal wiring. This wiring is very flexible and made of purest copper. Three different wiring terminations are available.
Based on our long lasting experience in building microbearings for high-end tonearms, 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 tonearms. TTF technology gives incredibly low
friction values, absolute freedom of backlash and as a
nice side effect, an integrated shock absorbing system.
– optimized geometry, max. 0.006° tracking error
– Bearing with five axis and ten micro ball bearings
– Fine-adjustment mechanism for VTA and Azimuth
– chrome plated brass-parts
– anodized aluminium-parts (bronze, black or grey)
– exchangable headshell, anodized finish
– effective length: 9 inches
– effective tonearm-mass: 18g
– integrated 5-pin-DIN-connector
– option: direct wiring / terminal RCA/XLR