It could be said that Reinhard Thöress of Thöress Audio makes high-end audio as it is supposed to be made… simple, pure and (our personal preference) tubed.  As such it was only a matter of time before we added his excellent PURISTIC AUDIO APPARATUS products to our portfolio.

The man behind the brand deserves to be considered a HiFi guru and we can see him being considered in future alongside such design legends as Kondo, Shindo and Imai San.

It only takes a few minutes of listening to the fruits of his labours to become aware that you are experiencing truly special audio reproducton.  He has only a fistful of products in his existing and carefully considered collection and all has been built to last, without need for improvement or upgrade.  As a man of principle he doesn’t expand the range just to show off that he can do, and what he has rejected along the way as unworthy of release could probably furnish a few new brands with a very sophisticated range of products!   As restless hunters for the best we have been aware of this for a while, so I must say that we are truly honoured that we have now been appointed as exclusive Thöress distributor for the UK.  These products are truly unique and are audibly amongst the very best.

Preamplifier

Integrated Full-Function

THÖRESS introduces the Integrated “Super” Preamplifier…

a versatile full-function tube preamplifier incorporating a state-of-the-art line control amplifier and a ground-breaking phono stage in one case. The preamplifier is entirely hard-wired and much care has been taken in arranging each aspect of the internal construction to ensure the highest reliability, low noise performance and ease of service.

We believe our preamplifier offers the best possible sound from both the line and phono sections, making it a reference device. The sound quality is of the utmost refinement and will certainly measure up to the expectations of even the most critical and experienced music enthusiast.

The Enhancer

Parametric Phono Equalizer

THÖRESS presents the Parametric Phono Equalizer Series…

These exceptional tube phono enhancers allow on-the-fly selection of the entire range of phono equalization curves used by the prominent record labels throughout history. In addition, we have implemented subtle tone control facilities to compensate for sound degrading artifacts which may have been introduced during the recording or cutting process of a given record. The Enhancer’s unique tone control circuitry shapes the playback deemphasis curve itself, within wide limits, without the use of any clumsy conventional tone control circuitry. Bass, mid-bass and treble are independently variable by means of rotary knobs.

F2A11

Integrated Single-Ended Triode Power Amplifier STEREO

THÖRESS Integrated Amplifier offers the music lover…

the possibility to build a purist setup consisting solely of a CD player, the amplifier, and a pair of (preferably highly efficient) loudspeakers such as the THÖRESS FR20CD-MKIII. Of course, the amplifier may also be combined with a preamplifier, such as the THÖRESS full-function preamplifier, or a standalone phono stage, in which case a high-gain unit is strongly advised.

The amplifier employs NOS Siemens F2A11 beam power tetrodes, made famous by the Klangfilm cinema amplifiers of post-war Germany. It is entirely hand-built and hard-wired, whereby every detail of the internal construction has been carefully considered for reliability and ease of service.

300B

Single-Ended Triode MONO Power Amplifier

THÖRESS 300B Mono Power Amplifier…

is equipped with the highly regarded 300B power triode for an output of up to 8 watts into a 4, 8 or 16 ohm load. The zero-feedback circuit incorporates an extraordinary single-stage driver topology employing two EL803S power pentodes operated in triode mode. The driver stage is so powerful that it could (theoretically) drive a loudspeaker with ultra-low distortion on its own.The amplifier is entirely hard-wired, while every detail of the internal construction has been given careful attention to ensure reliability and ease of service.

The sound of the THÖRESS 300B Mono Power Amplifier is richly textured, clear, warm, and dynamic, and will easily measure up to the expectations of even the most critical and experienced music enthusiast

845

Single-Ended Triode MONO Power Amplifier

The most powerful amplifier of THÖRESS product line…

is equipped with the highly regarded 845 power triode and is capable of delivering up to 20 watts of power into a 4, 8 or 16 ohm load. The zero-feedback circuit incorporates an extraordinary single-stage driver topology employing two EL803S power pentodes operated in triode mode. The driver stage is so powerful that it could (theoretically) drive a loudspeaker with ultra-low distortion on its own. The amplifier is entirely hard-wired, while every detail of the internal construction has been given carefull attention to ensure reliability and ease of service.

The sound of our “flagship” is of utmost refinement and will easily measure up to the expectations of even the most critical and experienced music enthusiast.

Loudspeaker 1

96 dB

THÖRESS highly efficient FR20CD MKIII full-range point source reproducer…

combines thrilling dynamics and balanced sound with stable and effortless bass reproduction within a modestly sized cabinet. Several unique design principles not only ensure a very good sound dispersion but also provide an amazingly flat on-axis response of the full-range driver which is certainly up to par with the response of high-grade monitors. In view of these features, which are not at all common with full-range loudspeakers concepts, full benefit can be gained from the point source principle. Therefore our “small” loudspeaker model can measure up to the expectations of even the most critical and experienced music enthusiast, especially when driven by one of our triode power amplifiers.

Loudspeaker 2

100 dB

THÖRESS “large” 2CD12 MKII Loudspeaker…

is based on a two-way design featuring two treble horns (a main horn and a super tweeter connected in parallel) and offers very uniform wide-band response and very high efficiency within a modestly sized cabinet. Carefully mated to the horns on the low end is a 12″ bass transducer with light paper cone loaded by a quarter-wavelength tube, which provides powerful low-distortion bass reproduction. The speaker exhibits the effortless and ‘live’ sound which only horn based constructions can attain, and yet manages the seamless coherency of the best single cone point-source transducers. We believe that our 2CD12 MKII speaker offers a stunningly realistic sound that will easily measure up to the expectations of even the most experienced and critical music enthusiast.