Jadis Debuts New Turntable at "CES 2104"

Okay it was a typo but we like kicking people when they are down, so we're using the press release date. Obviously importer Bluebird Music meant 2014. French electronics manufacturer Jadis introduced a new granite plinth-based Thalie turntable. The design is about mass and more mass combined with high-precision machining.

While granite is a very rigid, high mass material, it also has a relatively high resonant frequency, which he trust the designer has taken care to damp.

The 'table weighs 176 pounds and has only four rotating parts: the motor, pulley, tray and axis (the later two are their lingo for 'bearing').

The price, including a unipivot tonearm is $59,900. The only sticking point is that the 'table shown plays at 33 1/3 only. Fortunately, the final production model will play both 33 1/3 and 45rpm.

ravenacustic's picture

In a time when 45s have become commonplace, in some cases preferred, I would say that a manufacturer of a turntable not offering that speed only means one thing to me, that they don't know what they are doing. Maybe I'll build and market a car without a low gear or without overdrive.

thirtycenturyman's picture

The first thing I thought when I read this was a Ferrari without first gear! Ravenacustic got to it before me. That said, why not just buy a second; dedicate one to 33 and the other to 45. I'll just trade in my non-existent Ferrari and get right on that.

Michael Fremer's picture

The importer just informed me the final production version will play both speeds.

ravenacustic's picture

Might as well get separate tables for separate speeds. We've already got CDs, computers, separate dacs, music on vinyl, aluminum, and now software on a hardrive. I won't mention separate amps for headphones. IMO vinyl is beginning to look less costly and easier to use.