THEL phono pre-amplifier

thel_phonoThis phono stage is based on the phono modules by THEL. The discrete phono stage is powered from batteries, which are recharged using the built-in charger. Due to a clever combination with the Teres, the phono stage is automatically disconnected from the mains supply during music playback, whereas the batteries are recharged while there’s no record spinning. During music playback, the phono stage is therefore completely isolated from the mains AC and its noise. This separation allows the cleanest possilbe amplification of the very low signals produced by the phono cartridge.This phono stage is based on the phono modules by THEL. The discrete phono stage is powered from batteries, which are recharged using the built-in charger. Due to a clever combination with the Teres, the phono stage is automatically disconnected from the mains supply during music playback, whereas the batteries are recharged while there’s no record spinning. During music playback, the phono stage is therefore completely isolated from the mains AC and its noise. This separation allows the cleanest possilbe amplification of the very low signals produced by the phono cartridge.

Scheu Turntable

plattenspielerThis turntable uses inverted bearing and 5-cm thick acrylic platter made by Thomas Scheu. The base is made of birch ply. The tone arm seen on the picture is the venerable Schröder with the magnetic bearing and a Pertinax wand holding a MusicMaker Mk III cartridge. The platter is driven by a battery-powered Teres Signature II DC Motor, which is based on a high-quality Maxon motor.