The Simplicity is
the fellow of the revolutionary Thales tonearm. Its geometry is based
on a newly created tetragon solution which reduces the tracking error
to a maximum of 0.008°. We agree - this value is too small to
be of any interest.
But it might well be interesting that this tonearm
uses the same bearing technology as the Thales tonearm. Six jewels
and four subminiature ball bearings make sure that the friction and
clearance are within our state-of-the-art tolerances. The intrinsic
frequencies of the two tonearm tubes are carefully tuned up in inharmonic
proportions to even top the damping properties of any single-arm
The Simplicity comes with a special tool to make sure that the installation
is as precise as the manufacturing. The headshell can be taken apart
easily for the exact placing of the cartridge. The surfaces of the
tubes are bronze anodized, using 0.1 g of a specific salt per litre
electrolyte. All side forces are balanced by two little magnets,
integrated into the counterweight.
The Thales tonearm creates a bond between music and technology in
a very unique manner. It combines an elegant theoretical solution
with uncompromising technical realization. The manufacturing of its
more than 100 parts is done with the most modern process engineering
Our watchmakers fabricate and assemble the micromechanical parts.
Twelve jewel bearings reduce the friction to the utmost. The materials
used are carefully selected and tested.
The benefit in detail:
- no tracking error and no consequential resulting distortions
- minimal friction because of pivot bearings; no linear bearings;
no active tracking
- short tonearm with little resonance
- symmetric inertia at the tracking point in all axles
- damping and compensation of the skating force through weights