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JADIS THALIE TURNTABLE

In our series showcasing high-end hi-fito die for, Paul Rigby encounters the Thalie turntable – a precision-tooled marvel with only four rotating mechanical parts…

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£45,000 www.absolutesounds.com

Designed and built in France, this remarkable turntable is not only very heavy (it arrives at a herniainducing 80kg) but also rather gorgeous. The great thing about the Thalie is how little of the design actually moves. With a reassuringly solid granite pedestal providing the platform, there are only four rotating mechanical parts: the motor, the pulley, the tray on its axis and the bearing, and each of them is precision machined. This reduction in mechanical parts results in an attractive simplicity, speed stability, valuable reliability – and, Jadis claims, “perfect sound reproduction”.

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