Stunning - All boxed and lovely
Part exchange considered.
TTT C Info:
Even the Thales tonearm team cannot turn upside down the laws of physics. But where does it come from that this slim and elegant turntable produces such an overwhelming and nuanced sound experience? The secret lies in the sophisticated art of engineering and craftsmanship of its designers: Besides the elaborate construction and the most precise workmanship the TTT SLIM is carefully tuned to our tangential pivoted tonearm THALES EASY.
Due to many years of experience in the field of analogue tracking we were able to develop such a compact turntable that meets the highest requirements at the same time. Its delicate and compact design actually ensures the mechanical stability that could never be achieved by a more extensive concept. Each of the seventy parts has been carefully designed to perform its function in the overall concept perfectly. The turntable is being manufactured in our workshop in Switzerland.
Our short-belt-drive system transfers the moment of inertia of motor and flywheel effectively to the main platter. Since the rotary-speed of motor and flywheel is 12x higher than that of the platter they are very important sonically. This hard coupling has been made possible by a carefully calculated spring-element that keeps all vibration away from the chassis but does not allow the motor to move axially.
The most modern battery-drive system (peak capacity 100 W) offers more than twenty hours of listening without connection to the supply network. The battery will be fully charged within a few hours. Together with our brass bearing, the high density inlay of the platter, and the carefully designed spikes a quality in music playback is achieved that lets everyone forget about all the technical details.
Review Summary - Jack Roberts Dagogo:
The Thales TTT-Slim and Easy is a very nice turntable and tonearm system in a very small package, while also incredibly easy to set up for a high-end turntable. I think the Easy tonearm is innovative and works very well. It is a very good tonearm, and the lack of need for an offset makes setup simple. After years of listening to turntables and owning three different linear tracking setups, and admitting my unrelenting, persisting love for a really good 12-inch pivot tonearm, I think either the tonearms from Thales or linear tracking tonearms are solving a real, theoretical and mathematical problem. In the end, the Thales Slim and Easy is a truly wonderful sounding analogue source and one I could easily live with.
- 3-phase motor underneath platter
- Short belt drive system with flywheel
- High-precision bearing, hardened
- High density mat as platter inlay
- Decoupling ball element feet
- Integrated drive electronics
- Clamp with high density inlay
- Black finish with silver edges
- Turntable speed: 33⅓ rpm, 45rpm
- Wow and flutter at 33rpm, IEC 386: ±0,06%
- Rumble: -58dB (unweighted)
- Weight: 11kg - Input voltage for charger: 100-240V, 50-60Hz
- Battery service life: 20h