THALES TONARM REFERENCE TONEARM UPDATE


After building finest tonearms for ten years, Micha Huber contributes all experience into a new piece of art: The THALES STATEMENT. Based on the famous correction-mechanism for tangential pivoted tracking, the tonearm stands out with the following features:  



Optimized mechanical energy-flow and new materials for more dynamic sound

 - Arm-tubes and headshell made of special aluminium alloy with the strength of steel but 10 times higher internal damping
 - Arm-tubes curved for maximum rigidness 
 - Bearing unit completely capsuled to increase the mechanical rigidity up to 100x 
 - Elliptic shaping of base parts to increase critical contact surfaces 
 - Ruthnium coating on bearing- and base-parts to increase the damping properties  


Optimized electrical shielding properties

 - All arm-parts golden- (for gold version) or rhodium-coated (for silver version) 
 - New bearing technology to ensure low-impedance connection points from base to head  
 - New fine-adjustment-mechanism for more preciseness 
 - Fine adjustment device for VTA with 1/10mm scale 
 - Fine adjustment device for Azimuth with 1/3° scale 
 - Advanced clamping mechanism inside installation-ring to allow on-fly adjustment  


SPECS

mounting distance: 230mm 
tracking error: 0,006° eff. 
length: 229mm eff. 
mass: 24g offset angle: 8…19° 
cartridge weight: 7…20g