ZERO TRACKING ERROR TONEARM AND TURNTABLE
Handcrafted in Germany
The complex kinematics of the Thiele TA01 combines the exact and firm guidance of a pivoted tonearm with the advantages of a linear tracking tonearm. This design enables a guiding of the pickup with a lateral tracking angle error of less than 0,036 degrees. The double wall tonearm-tube is filled with 2 component-gel for optimum damping. The design results in a unique spatial resolution, extreme richness of detail and perfect tonality.
The turntable is divided into 3 levels which, according to the principle of ‚Constrained Layer Damping‘, ensure that the unavoidable interference from the drive motor is kept as far away as possible from the tonearm and cartridge. In the lower level are the 3 adjustable feet that connect the entire turntable to the stand. The drive motor is also installed there, as well as the motor control and the XLR terminal. The center level, connected to the lower and upper levels by a special adhesive layer, carries only the armboard and the tonearm. The platter bearing and the control panel are mounted on the top level. By choosing different wood materials, each level is optimised in terms of vibration. Disturbances are greatly reduced in stages from the drive level to the tonearm level. The result of this mix of materials and the construction is the impressive quietness of the turntable.
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ABOUT HELMUT THIELE
Helmut Thiele is a designer with a strong technical background. He completed his studies in industrial design in 1978 with a diploma thesis on a record player with a unipivot tonearm. During his professional career, he worked as a designer and developer for many industries. Products in the field of consumer goods, capital goods, furniture, tools, electronic measuring instruments and many others were created.
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