December 2017:
The Kairos receives the Brutus Award from Positive Feedback!

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June 2017:
We were at the LA Audio Show this year, and we received an award from Positive Feedback!




October 2016:
A great review of the Telos just came out on Positive Feedback, courtesy of David Robinson! Read it


June 2016:
We were at THE Show in Newport Beach again this year, in the Lotus Group room, and the Alma Music & Audio room.

Newport Beach THE Show June 2016

We received an Audio Oasis award from Positive Feedback for our participation in the Alma Music room!

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Yours truly with the Kairos in the room (turntable is the Wave Kinetics NVS) — photo courtesy of David Robinson

THE Show 2016 - Kairos
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May 2016:
Our tonearms were at the High End Show in Munich this year, May 5-8, come see us in Room 317. The system will include gear by Audio Tekne, and the new Natural Sound high efficiency speaker Natural Sound 2.


May 2015:

We were at T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach again this year, where we had our new Kairos tonearm in two rooms:
- Quail Hill (main floor), with the Wave Kinetics NVS turntable and Ortofon MC Anna cartridge, electronics by DartZeel and Evolution Acoustics loudspeakers.

- Room 1044, with the Hanss T-60 turntable, Ortofon Windfeld cartridge, electronics by KR Audio and Martens loudspeakers.


January 2015:
We were back at CES (Las Vegas) this year, with a Talea™ playing on a Hanss T-60 turntable at the Venetian. Cartridge was the Ortofon Windfeld, electronics by KR Audio.


June 2014:
We won the PFO Audio Oasis award from Positive Feedback Online at T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach 2014!


May-June 2014:
We were again this year at T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach, May 30-June 1. The new Kairos made its US debut on the Wave Kinetics NVS in room 716 at the Hilton Hotel (photo courtesy of Mike Lavigne).


May 2014:
We were back at the Munich High End Show, May 15-18, 2014. We showed the Telos with its new composite armwand, as well as our new Kairos in a static display, while the Talea was playing on a Hanss turntable in the Langerton room; finally, the Kairos was playing in the Zellaton room, on the Sperling Audio L-1 turntable. This latter combination was particularly well received, as demonstrated by the report from The Absolute Sound.


January 2014:
The Talea™ was playing at the CES 2014 (Las Vegas), January 7-10, on the Sperling L-1 turntable, in the Audio Arts room, 29-226 at the Venetian.
The analog set up received the highest praise from
The Absolute Sound: best analog sound at CES - by far!
Here is a photo of the Sperling L-1 turntable with the Talea (photo courtesy of TAS):


November 2013:
The Talea™ was at the Analog Forum Krefeld 2013 (Germany), in the Sperling Audio / Thöress room.
Here is the floor plan of the show.


June 2013:
We were at T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach, May 31-June 2, 2013, in the Lotus Group room (Atrium, room 323) and in the Red Dragon Audio rooms (Atrium, rooms 330-331).
We received an Oasis! Award from Positive Feedback Online for our sound in the Lotus Group room at T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013! Here is a photo of the Telos and the Record Weight, on the Hanss T-60 turntable, with the Ortofon MC Anna cartridge, in that room (photo courtesy of David Robinson, PFO). Thanks, David!!
See the report here.

The Absolute Sound also noticed the great sound of the Lotus Group room:
"Another tip of the hat to The Lotus Group and their stunning performance from a system which included the always impressive G2 open baffle, DSP cross-over speakers, an SMc VRE-1C preamplifier, PranaWire Cables, Hanss T-60 Turntable, with Durand Telos 12" tonearm/Ortofon MC Anna cartridge. dSC Scarlatti stack and the musica pristina music server and Esoteric A3 Stereo power. As I was seated they were playing the Eagles’ “Hotel California” from the band’s Live LP. It features Don “Fingers” Felder with an acoustic 12 string that sounded so riveting, colorful and lively with micro dynamic energy that in spite of my weariness of this track I didn’t move a muscle." Neil Gador The Absolute Sound


May 2013:
We were at the Munich HE Show, May 9-12, 2013. The Telos was in the Estelon/Vitus Audio/Sperling Audio room (Atrium 4, room F216), on the Sperling L-1 turntable.

We will also had a Talea on the Hanss Acoustics T-60 in the Atrium 4.2, OG E 227 (Hanss Acoustics/Raidho room).
Thanks to all of who stopped by!


January 2013:
The Talea receives the TONEAudio Magazine Publisher’s Choice Award for 2012!


Durand Tonearms was at the C.E.S. in the Estelon / Alfred & Partners room at the Venetian, January 8-11. The Talea was on a Hanss T60 turntable, with the Ortofon Winfeld cartridge; electronics by Vitus Audio, cabling by Kubala Sosna. Speakers were the Estelon X-Diamond.

The Talea on the Hanss T60 at CES (photo courtesy of My-hiend):

This was also the introduction of our new Record Weight, seen here on the HanssT60.

We were also at T.H.E Show, in the Playback Designs room, where a Telos was running on the Wave Kinetics NVS turntable, with the Ortofon MC Anna cartridge;
electronics by DarTZeel and Playback Designs, and speakers and cables by Evolution Acoustics.

The Telos on the Wave Kinetics NVS at T.H.E. Show 2013 (photo courtesy of My-hiend):


December 2012:
Durand Tonearms received the
2012 Circuitus Maximus Award from Positive Feedback Online! Thanks, PFO !!


July 2012:
Durand Tonearms was at the Capital AudioFest in the Washington DC area, July 13-15. The Telos was on a Verdier turntable, Suite 219.


June 2012:
The Talea II was noticed by The Absolute Sound’s Paul Seydor; read about it here.
Durand Tonearms received the
Audio Oasis Award from Positive Feedback Online, for its contribution in the Blue LightAudio room at T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach 2012!

Durand Tonearms was back at T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach, CA, June 1-3, 2011. The Telos™ was playing on the Wave Kinetics NVS, with an Ortofon MC Anna cartridge, in the Blue Light Audio room (418, at the Hilton--electronics by DarTZeel and speakers by Evolution Acoustics) and the Talea™ on a Hanss T-60 turntable with an Ortofon MC Winfeld cartridge, in the Lotus Group room (313 at the Atrium--electronics by Esoteric, speakers by Lotus Group).

The Talea II in the Lotus room, on the Hanss T-60 turntable (photo courtesy of TAS)


January 2012:
Durand Tonearms was at the 2012 CES and T.H.E. Show, January 10-13. The Talea II was playing in two rooms:
- CES, in the Venetian Hotel; Room 29-133, on a Palmer 2.5 Turntable, with the Jan Allaerts MC1B MKII cartridge, courtesy of Sonare Coeli, in conjunction with Estelon / Alfred & Partners.
Equipment also included Estelon speakers, Concert Fidelity amplification, Kubala Sosan cables, Running Springs power conditioners.

The Talea in the Estelon / Alfred & Partners room at CES:

- T.H.E. Show, in the Flamingo Hotel: Valley of Fire Boardroom, the Lotus Group had a Talea II on a Hanss T-60 turntable (with Hanss rack), with the Lyra Olympos cartridge.
Equipment also included Lotus Group Granada G2 speakers, SMc Audio VRE-1C Remote Controller Amplifier, WAVAC electronics (HE-833MkII, MD-805Mk-II amplifiers; PR-T1 preamplifier; LCR-X2 Phono Equalizer Amplifiers), PranaWire cables.

And the Talea in the Lotus Group room at T.H.E. Show:


November 2011:
An interview of Joel Durand with Dagogo’s Laurence Borden came out in November. You can read it


October 2011:

Durand Tonearms was in Room 1117 (Playback Designs), Suite 1130 (Galibier Design) and Room 517 (Estelon Speakers/Alfred and Partners)
Here is the photo of the Telos™ and Talea™ on the Wave Kinetics NVS that was in room 1117:


August 2011:
The Talea™ II has been chosen by the London-based mastering studio ELECTRIC MASTERING to check their test pressings!
A photo of the Garrard 301 with the Talea™ can be seen in our
What they say section.
Durand Tonearms received the
Audio Oasis Award from Positive Feedback Online, for its contribution in the Blue LightAudio room at 2011 T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach! The Talea™ II was mounted on a Wave Kinetics NVS turntable, with an Ortofon MC A90 cartridge doing groove duty.


July 2011:
The Talea™ was at the Capital Audiofest July 8-10, 2011, in the Albright Room.


June 2011:
Durand Tonearms was at T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach, CA, June 3-5, 2011. The Talea™ was in the Blue Light Audio (418) and ModWright (217) rooms.


May 2011:
Durand Tonearms was at the Lone Star Audio Fest 2011, May 13-15, in Dallas, Texas, in the Found Music room.


January 2011:

REPORT from 2011 CES and T.H.E. Show: the
Blue Light Audio room was voted Best sound at the shows by Positive Feedback while it was playing vinyl--with the Talea™, on the Wave Kinetics NVS turntable!
The Talea™ was on the new
Wave Kinetics NVS turntable at The Home Entertainment (T.H.E.) Show at the Flamingo during CES, in Las Vegas, January 6-9, 2011. It was in the Blue Light Audio room, 4044. Thanks to all our visitors who stopped by!
You can find a link to a review of the Talea™ at T.H.E. Show from the online magazine Positive Feedback


November 2010:
Joel Durand is appointed
University of Washington Entrepreneurial Fellow, in recognition for his work on developing the Talea™ and bringing it to production.
We’ve added a new section:
Great recordings. We’re hoping to compile in the next few months a selective list of great analog recordings--not just audiophile-quality stuff, but simply excellent music in all genres. Come back regularly as we update the list.


October 2010:
The 2nd generation Talea™ was introduced at the 2010 RMAF in Denver. It was on display in the Galibier and Deadalus suites, as well as in the TT Weights Audio room. This new version includes features that some of you have requested: an arm rest, and a different, more ergonomic system for tightening the VTA tower, as well as several other improvements. There are numerous changes in materials in the arm base, as well as for the armwand.
You can find links for a number of reviews of the Talea™
here (scroll down to the 2010 Rocky Mountain paragraph).


September 2010:
New section in the Support Page: Customers’ Corner.
Here you will find some useful information about the Talea™, such as the User Guide, mounting templates, arc protractors, and Tips and Tricks. Don’t hesitate to email us your ideas and tricks that you’ve discovered while using the Talea™. We will share them in that section. Thanks!


June 2010:

The Talea™has been in production since March 2010, and the first batch has sold out. A big THANKS to our first customers!


March 2010:
The first production unit of the TALEA™ was on display at the
Audio Expo North America in Jacksonville (FL), in the Lee Island Audio room (March 5-7, 2010).
See a short review of the Talea™ at the Axpona in Dagogo


October 2009:
2009 RMAF, Denver, Colorado: first public showing of a prototype of the TALEA™, in the Galibier room


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