Die Faszination der Geometrie
Lothar Brandt: "Wir sind im Himalaya der analogen Kunst. […] Wir können dem Thales hörend, ohne Sauerstoffmaske, dorthin folgen. Aber bei dieser klanglichen Höchstleistung kann uns schon einmal die Luft wegbleiben. Faszinierend, diese Geometrie."
MONO & STEREO: THALES SIMPLICITY II TONEARM REVIEW
My prolonged time with Thales Simplicity II tonearm brought an aurally enlightening experience, that had over the time evolved into a refreshingly surprising analog adventure. Each and every reference record become even more interesting and involving.
HiFi & Records: Schweizer Wertarbeit
"Ein derart edles Analog-Ensemble hat eine Empfehlung unbedingt verdient."
TTT-Compact II & Simplicity II review by Roy Gregory
"Its compact musical presentation could well form the basis of a long-lasting audio association, a compact indeed. [...] But above all, appreciate just how musically powerful they are when used in concert."
Thales factory tour by Roy Gregory
...besides the sheer musical satisfaction it delivered, one other thing stuck in my mind: the abiding memory of the silky-smooth operation of the Simplicity II. Every time I changed a record it was impossible not to marvel at the precision...
Review on positive feedback by Marshall Nack
"This thing is fast! And dynamic as all get out! I was stunned by the vitality of low-level passages and timbres that were remarkably well-developed."
Review in Hi-Fi News
"Rival superdecks can command prices in this bracket, but few can equal the Thales for its Swiss watch build quality, or offering such a small and stylish package. The jewel in its crown is of course the gorgeous ‘tangential’ pivoting tonearm...
Stereo Sound Grand Prix 2014
Stereo Sound No. 193
"I advise caution, because even casual listening to the tested turntable can be a risk of bringing us much closer to leaving it in our system."