New Reference tonearm, based on the famous THALES correction-mechanism for tangential pivoted tracking properties. Besides the well-known advantages of the Thales Simplicity II, the new Thales Statement stands out with the following features:

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

- Arm-tubes and head-shell 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
- Diamond 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

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


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