Acoustic Sounds
Thorens super table
By: Michael Fremer

May 19th, 2024


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High End Munich 2024—Tracking Angle's Day Two Coverage

I walked the convention floor most of the day and found plenty!

Day two's coverage begins and ends with visits to the main floor mayhem where you can find newly minted dreamers as well as veterans who do well selling accessories, records, inner and outer sleeves, etc.

I stopped by Rega, Thorens, where the finished edition of its big turntable was on both static and active display, Acoustic Signature, which showed a new Tango Apex NEO phono preamp and a new €50,000 TA 10000 NEO tonearm. The 50K tonearm price point has become a "destination".

Most interesting is a new floor standing Degritter record cleaning machine, which with it cooling system, dual water tanks and industrial grade filtration system is capable of continuous use.

i stopped in on a Boulder/YG joint press conference you will find interesting, and then spent time in the Cessaro/Alieno/Supatrac (which I misspelled so sorry), Dohmann turntable room where I got to interview the designer of the Alieno tube amplifiers.

Also visited SAT's Marc Gomez, Clearaudio, which also showed a circa €50K tonearm, Kuzma's booth, where Franc showed me the all black edition of the Safir arm and finally the AFI disc flattener/"relaxer".

De Gritter press conference:


  • 2024-05-19 01:30:22 PM

    Martin Straub wrote:

    Does the words "fanatically obsessive" start to chime here??? They are records, we spin them, they play, we dance. Our kids dance along. Not that I can talk here.... 🤐🤐🤐

    • 2024-05-21 03:21:48 PM

      Georges wrote:

      That is to say that here we will seek the theoretical absolute of sound reproduction, whatever the price to pay. For many listeners of course, the amount requested is too large, they either don't have it or don't want to spend it because the proposed improvement is too small or imperceptible.

  • 2024-05-19 11:27:57 PM

    Come on wrote:

    Nice feature! Can you tell what’s the music track at the end? I couldn‘t catch it with Shazam.

  • 2024-05-21 01:13:13 AM

    Zaphod wrote:

    I finally made it to my first Audio Show in 2022 in Chicago, AXPONA. But this video makes me want to travel to Munich and enjoy this expo!

  • 2024-05-21 03:17:12 PM

    Georges wrote:

    Wonderful Thorens !!!

  • 2024-05-22 08:05:44 PM

    Anton wrote:

    Limited only by the length of our arms!

    Munich 2026: The first high end table that you can't reach the platter on your own. You can just hand to your record player and it will it will clean it, place it on the plater, and play the record for you. It will be called "The Valet."

    It will use the Chat GPT for cueing.

    Priced in the "if you have to ask" end of the marker.