The Thalie comes from an artistic
activity and not an industrial one. This turntable is build with the
minimum amount of parts; each of it has a clearly defined role and
is fully optimized to perform perfectly the purpose it was designed
to fulfill. The Thalie was designed with tree main objectives: 1:
Perfect reliability. 2: To reach the best sound quality.
3: To have the audience dream... All choices for the
development of the Thalie were guided in order to fulfill these
three objectives. Only four rotating mechanical parts: the
motor, the pulley, the tray on its axis and the bearing. The reduced
number of mechanical parts and the overall simplicity of the whole
unit give an excellent reliability. Also in order to ensure
maximum reliability, the dragging is done by a synchronous motor.
Thanks to it, no electronic speed control is required. On the Thalie
this control is completely mechanical and is regulated by the
electrical network frequency which is very stable. Heavy
building with its granite pedestal which weight 50Kg and 20Kg for
the platter, both are cut and machined to provide maximum protection
against resonances that may interfere the musical restitution.
The parts machining is carried out with a tolerance of about a
micron, which is the dimension of the grooves of a vinyl record.
This extremely meticulous precision allows the Thalie to get all the
information deep into the grooves and thus provides perfect sound
masterpiece made turnable reproduces at every instant the musical
message, highlighting it. Thanks to its extraordinary analytical and
transcription capabilities. This turntable overcomes all the
mechanical constraints of the analog discs in order to preserve the
best of the music for the pleasure of the audiophiles. We will never
forget the listening that we made with the Thalie."
Haute Fidélité N°205 January/February 2015
CES 2014 report