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    Re: Thales Tonearm

    Quote Originally Posted by byrdparis View Post
    which one you are using right now?
    Audionet Pam G2 + EPC

    Tom Evans my dealer will bring with him. The Holborne I will discuss yesterday, if it is possible (probably not).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    Audionet Pam G2 + EPC

    Tom Evans my dealer will bring with him. The Holborne I will discuss yesterday, if it is possible (probably not).
    The AUDIONET SET is very good. i don't think the TE will out preform it (but i never compered them)

    i didn't knew the new holborne is out...
    Speakers: Magico S3mk2
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    Cables: Siltech Double Crown full signal
    Power: Furutech alpha,Nordost Odin1,Argento Master Flow
    Digital: Metronome C8/Aurender N10
    TT2: Clearaudio Master Innovation with TT2 & UNIVERSAL arms
    Carts': Zyx r1000 airy3 sb, Myajina Takumi, Ortofon Anna, DS AUDIO DS002
    Phono: Pass labs XP-25
    Racks: Solid Tech - Rack of silence reference
    Power treatment Ps Audio P10

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    Re: Thales Tonearm

    Quote Originally Posted by byrdparis View Post
    Hi.
    actually i'm writing my review for HIFIMUSIC.CO.IL those days, about the simplicity II -
    i have it for a few weeks now with an EMT JSD 6 Platinum.
    I didn't got the TT just the arm and cart from Micha hubert (Thales owner) via the local dealer.

    i can tell you all kind of stuff (and i will), but if you didn't heard a proper linear arm in your life you are in for a really awesome surprise.
    i have and had a lot of arms in my audiophile life. currently holding two on my C.A Master innovation - the near top of the line TT2 (linear arm) and their top pivot arm - the UNIversal.
    the simplicity II is the best pivot arm i heard in my life period! its takes all the goodness of a linear tracking arm with near perfect line tracking across the LP
    without the hustle and "problems" linear arms makers need to solve. its a fantastic tracking (one of the best i heard) with LOT of dynamics and musical involvement. but its still very very smooth and relax. with the new and expensive EMT cart i've got a lot of details and shining top end (not itching!) and equally good bass and mid bass (EMT strongest quality with lot of musical enjoyment).
    its an arm to die for and if i didn't had my TT2, i probably would buy it in a second! (maybe il will buy it after all... ) its the closer i got to my TT2 in the way every bit of the music on the record came out crystal clear! no inner-groove distortion, no nothing! you can hear what pressed on the vinyl from start to end in the most profound matter! (Thales got his SIM II to track 0.006% reject of a straight line - this is a huge! engineering triumph!)
    i will buy Thales TT and arm combo blind folded! i kid you not.

    Great to hear another who has had the opportunity to listen to the Simplicity II. To listen to one is to own one.

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    Source: TW Raven AC-3 - Thales Simplicity II, Graham Phantom, Exclusive P3 and P10,Technics SL-1000MK3D,Linn LP12 - Naim ARO
    Cartridges: Lyra Atlas, Etna SL, Delos, Dynavector XV-1s,Technics EPC100mk4, Ortofon A90, GM Royal, GM Classic, Denon ESC'd 103R, DL-S1, Audio Technica AT25, OC9II, Linn ESC'd Troika
    Phono Stage: TW Acustik phono, Accuphase C-37, Esoteric E-03
    EQ: ​DEQX HDP-4
    Preamp: conrad johnson GAT,
    Amps: conrad johnson teflon premier 8a's, D'Agostino Momentum Stereo
    Speakers: Wilson Maxx3

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    Re: Thales Tonearm

    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    To listen to one is to own one.
    Quote Originally Posted by byrdparis View Post
    i will buy Thales TT and arm combo blind folded! i kid you not.
    How true both statements are.

    The last week I had the chance to listen the following combinations:

    1. Thales Compact II with Simplicity II & EMT JSD S75
    2. Transrotor Rondino Nero FMD & SME 5009 + TR Figaro
    3. Acoustic Signature Novum & TA-3000

    As Phono Preamps I used an Audionet PAM G2 incl. EPC and a Tom Evans The GroovePlus SRX mkII.

    By a clear margin the Thales combi with the Tom Evans was the best solution for my ears. The reproduction was well defined in all parts of the complete sound spectrum , detailed but not intrusive with a pleasant touch analogue. The mid and high frequencies were very open and with exceptional details. The bas reproduction was dynamic and well contured.

    The Thales-combi was the first analogue gear which for me was better or at least at eye level with my digital solution with the Purist Statement. I am still excited about this feast for my ears.

    I also combined the Thales with the Audionet to hear possible differences between the both phono pre´s. The Audionet is a good set, but the Tom Evans is a better match to the Thales.

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    Re: Thales Tonearm

    thanks for this fast review.
    glad you like it. the Thales product are exceptional good!
    Speakers: Magico S3mk2
    Preamp: Luxman C900u
    Amp: MSB KT120/Luxman M900u
    Cables: Siltech Double Crown full signal
    Power: Furutech alpha,Nordost Odin1,Argento Master Flow
    Digital: Metronome C8/Aurender N10
    TT2: Clearaudio Master Innovation with TT2 & UNIVERSAL arms
    Carts': Zyx r1000 airy3 sb, Myajina Takumi, Ortofon Anna, DS AUDIO DS002
    Phono: Pass labs XP-25
    Racks: Solid Tech - Rack of silence reference
    Power treatment Ps Audio P10

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    Re: Thales Tonearm

    Quote Originally Posted by byrdparis View Post
    glad you like it. the Thales product are exceptional good!
    I like it so much, that I pulled the trigger on Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    I like it so much, that I pulled the trigger on Saturday.
    congrats!!! very few things can compete with the Thales simplicity II... (my TT2 for instance, but its a VERY hard arm to maintain!)
    you made a wonderful peak, i think you will be more exciting as time will goes on and on realise its a Damn superb arm!
    Speakers: Magico S3mk2
    Preamp: Luxman C900u
    Amp: MSB KT120/Luxman M900u
    Cables: Siltech Double Crown full signal
    Power: Furutech alpha,Nordost Odin1,Argento Master Flow
    Digital: Metronome C8/Aurender N10
    TT2: Clearaudio Master Innovation with TT2 & UNIVERSAL arms
    Carts': Zyx r1000 airy3 sb, Myajina Takumi, Ortofon Anna, DS AUDIO DS002
    Phono: Pass labs XP-25
    Racks: Solid Tech - Rack of silence reference
    Power treatment Ps Audio P10

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    I like it so much, that I pulled the trigger on Saturday.
    Congrats. You will love living with and spinning records with the Thales.

    Hard to believe I am approaching 12 months with mine and I love it. It is the real deal for tonearms.
    Source: TW Raven AC-3 - Thales Simplicity II, Graham Phantom, Exclusive P3 and P10,Technics SL-1000MK3D,Linn LP12 - Naim ARO
    Cartridges: Lyra Atlas, Etna SL, Delos, Dynavector XV-1s,Technics EPC100mk4, Ortofon A90, GM Royal, GM Classic, Denon ESC'd 103R, DL-S1, Audio Technica AT25, OC9II, Linn ESC'd Troika
    Phono Stage: TW Acustik phono, Accuphase C-37, Esoteric E-03
    EQ: ​DEQX HDP-4
    Preamp: conrad johnson GAT,
    Amps: conrad johnson teflon premier 8a's, D'Agostino Momentum Stereo
    Speakers: Wilson Maxx3

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    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    Congrats. You will love living with and spinning records with the Thales.

    Hard to believe I am approaching 12 months with mine and I love it. It is the real deal for tonearms.
    What kind of cart would you recommend for the Thales?

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    Re: Thales Tonearm

    Quote Originally Posted by Howiebrou View Post
    What kind of cart would you recommend for the Thales?
    personally I love Lyra cartridges. the new Etna SL is superb - but the Thales can handle any cartridge with ease.




    Source: TW Raven AC-3 - Thales Simplicity II, Graham Phantom, Exclusive P3 and P10,Technics SL-1000MK3D,Linn LP12 - Naim ARO
    Cartridges: Lyra Atlas, Etna SL, Delos, Dynavector XV-1s,Technics EPC100mk4, Ortofon A90, GM Royal, GM Classic, Denon ESC'd 103R, DL-S1, Audio Technica AT25, OC9II, Linn ESC'd Troika
    Phono Stage: TW Acustik phono, Accuphase C-37, Esoteric E-03
    EQ: ​DEQX HDP-4
    Preamp: conrad johnson GAT,
    Amps: conrad johnson teflon premier 8a's, D'Agostino Momentum Stereo
    Speakers: Wilson Maxx3

 

 
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