New Teres Direct Drive Motor Available as Option

Hi Folks:
It looks like Teres is now offering a direct drive motor as an option on their regualar tables. As a Teres 255 owner I'm contemplating the upgrade. Has anyone tried the new motor on there existing/old Teres, and does it seem like the upgrade is worth it? Here's a link to the new product:

Dear Dougdeacon,

*I know a Clearaudio Master Ref owner who dumped his three stock motors in favor of one retrofitted Teres motor/controller unit, with improved results*

Could you confirm that you are indeed referring to the Clearaudio Master Reference (and not the Maximum Solution)-in which case I would appreciate more info on the results of the motor swapping.

Many thanks in advance,

hi all
i personally feel that the better you know someone the better the chances of a better service
many audiophiles evaluate components by living with them
the biggest problem [at least here in the uk] is the limited stock of the audio outlet
the system i am using at the moment COULD NOT be supplied to me by any uk dealer
so for me at least getting it right has been a case of trial and error
probably not the most cost effective method but you do get to hear a lot of good audio products in the process
The original question for this thread that was asked was “ Has anyone tried the new motor on their existing/old Teres, and does it seem like the upgrade is worth it ? “
Let’s see if we can at least initially agree that you have made an effort to divert this thread to an assault (please use another adjective if you believe “assault” to be inaccurate or over stated) on the Teres / Galibier business model.
The premise from your earlier postings was that you are a banker and want to see a return on your investment and that you are losing money by having it tied up for 6-12 months. The waiting periods are generally far less than 6 – 12 months.
The failing in your logic and comments is that you have neglected to account for the fact that the vendor for your table of preference that distributes through the normal reatail distribution chain is charing more or less twice the price that he would charge if he were using the Teres business model.
So, at this point you would have to begin your financial comparisons by doubling the cost of your table (assuming that the tables are equal in sonic value). You would need to check with Chris / Thom to see what arrangements are possible for auditions before you comment that there is no system provided for auditions.
You are more than welcome to bring your current table down to Miami for a comparison to see if the Teres does in fact stand up from a sonic perspective and provides twice the value.
Unless you are in a position to earn well over 100 % per annum on your cash in hand to cover savings created by the price differential emanating from buying through the normal retail distribution chain versus vs. buying direct from either Chris or Thom, your logic is quite flawed. If you are able to earn over 100 % per annum without risk, please clue me in to your methodology of investing so that I can shift my investment strategies and allow me to not have to go to the office on Monday or any day there after
Your point: “ Second, my manufacturer of choice allows me to evaluate the product of my choice in my own system, in my own sound room, in a matter weeks, two to be exact. “ Again, you or anyone working through the normal retail chain can buy something out of inventory and that would facilitate an audition with little lead time , but the Teres and Galibier tables are built to order and there is no inventory and are selling at more or less have the price. I am sure that Chris and Thom would be delighted to keep an inventory of all their models on hand if you and or their customers would allow them to charge twice the selling price..
If you are put off by Dan’s reaction to your snippy and condescending comments, you might want to try putting yourself in his place having had your postings directed at you by someone else. You can go through Dan’s postings on previous threads and with the exception of him rising against aggressive posts like yours, his time has been spent offering positive and helpful comments. He just seems not to suffer fools well and I more than forgive him for that (actually, I smile and cheer him on).
I am sorry and quite sure that you will not accept my appraisal that your postings have been delivered with an arrogant and pompous tone, but as a bystander, that is my initial reaction.

As a final comment, I would say that many and most that have heard a recent production Teres Turntable in their own systems would agree that the Teres TT’s best most of what is out there. That being said, Teres tables are certainly in the upper echelon of tables that are available from a sonics, value to price, and reliability point of view.
Kostas 1,

I may have gotten the model name wrong, but it was the one with three motors. If that's the Maximum Solution, I apologize for the confusion.

I haven't heard this rig myself, the owner doesn't live near me. But he sent photos and we traded emails. His report was similar to what I've heard when comparing elastic drive belts to the non-elastic drive tape used on most Teres-type tables: less slewing of leading edge transients, better pitch accuracy on sustained notes, slightly more dynamic.

I'd expect his improvement was not as large on the big CA table as on mine. After all, he did have three motors and three belts vs. my one, but it was an audible uprgade and he's sticking with it (unless he decides to try the Verus of course).

Not much, but I hope that helps,
I was going to mention the hole in Pauly's economics, but Jtimothya and Cello beat me to it.

Saving 1-2% via improved cash flow by paying 80-100% more to subsidize dealer and distributor inventories is no savings, and believing so is naive.

Our banker friend didn't get a "free" trial, nothing in business is free. He paid for the convenience he demands and delivery on demand in higher prices. His dealer may not itemize inventory carrying costs and GSA expenses on their invoices, but they certainly built them into their markup before quoting Pauly a selling price. If they didn't do so, they'd go out of business.

Dealers charge margins to cover their costs and a profit. If there's a distributor in the chain between Oracle and the dealer then there are two margins. If Pauly were comfortable with a manufacturer-direct product he could have kept those margins for himself, at the cost of 1-2% cash flow and a waiting period. That's my idea of a good ROI.

This conversation is a diversion from the OP's question about comparative drive technologies and the Verus as a specific implementation. If it were entertaining it might be worthwhile, but it's just naive economics with an attitude.