It all began when Micha Huber sought for a way to combine the advantages of a conventional pivoted tonearm and those of a linear tangential pick-up arm. The solution method is based on the well-known elementary school aid to construct a tangent: the Thales’ circle. After much thought and calculations, a three-dimensional mechanical solution emerged that satisfies all the requirements placed on a modern pick-up system.

The long-cherished dream of geometrically correct tracking with low friction pivoted bearings became reality. A new patent was added to the dozens of existing patents that testify to this dream: CH 694567 Tangential Pivoted Tonearm, announced in May 2004.

DESIGN

Our products are characterized by elegant and noble design with a touch of understatement. We do not follow the tendency to spoil material but underline the inner values. Shape, material and surface are the result of a carefully executed engineering process, to make sure every single part performs its function in the overall concept perfectly. In 2016, we started our cooperation with Steuri Industrial Design. The look of the TTT-Slim II, designed by Milos Ristin and Thomas Steuri, is the first outcome of this joint development work.

TECHNOLOGY

Our philosophy is not only to find theoretical perfect solutions but also to realize them the most precise way and achieve continuous improvement in order to set new standards in music reproduction. Therefore, we invest into research and development constantly and we realized tangential pivoted tonearms with more complex mathematical background allowing more elegant mechanical execution.

Based on the experience that a turntable with its tonearm should be designed as one single unit, we have developed our own turntable-line which meets highest requirements. The portfolio is completed by our own phono- and line-cables.

  • Thales Statement Tonearm

    The THALES STATEMENT confirms again the unchallenged reference status of analogue music reproduction. It proves experience, thorough reflection, and careful craftwork to be able to achieve considerable progress in sound quality with this 130-year-old technology even today. In order to ... Read More

  • Thales Simplicity II Tonearm

    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 ... Read More

  • Thales Easy Tonearm

    The Easy tonearm is named, as it is an easy way to enter the world of perfect analogue tracking. The design of the Easy tonearm enables a variable offset angle and this is based on a newly developed and highly ... Read More