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Taconic TLF-35A Improved PTH and PIMD Performance

One of the ways to improve performance is through increasing the operating speed. Taconic now offers a platter-type PTH with a flywheel drive that achieves superior efficiency. It does this by generating energy at twice the normal speed and returning it. We can achieve a small size thanks to PCB technology with this improved performance and design.

The new PCB design produced by RayMing PCB and Assembly goes even further by combining vertical and horizontal power supplies. This results in increased flexibility and easy replacement of individual power supplies without disrupting the flow of electricity throughout the machine. It offers these features combined with the audio and data functions and low power consumption expected of a PTH. IF NECESSARY, the PCB can be easily removed or replaced, making this PTH appropriate for use in critical areas, such as hospitals and hotels.

Another essential feature is the “auto-power on” function. If we do not use this function, there is still no need to connect an AC power source to start up the machine.

The high-performance Taconic TLF-35A also features a lightweight, compact body that we can easily carry and install, a large LCD, and easy operation.

An interesting detail here is that you do not need a power source to start up the machine.

The time from power on to final buffering can be as little as six seconds.


One main objective of the Taconic TLF-35A is to reduce power consumption by as much as 30% compared to conventional PTHs. For example, a platter-type PTH such as the Taconic TLF-35A uses only 10W at maximum, compared to 20W or more in a platter-type PTH. On the other hand, other functions use lower amounts of power. The PCB design is another essential factor in the reduced power consumption. We can easily replace the PCB of the Taconic TLF-35A with another PCB.

Even when we make a replacement PCB, it takes only 60 seconds or less to get the machine up and running.

Another essential feature is the auto-power on the function that starts up the machine immediately at power on. There is no need to connect an AC power source with this function.

The auto-power on the system allows operation in environments where fluctuating power might influence how long it takes to start up. In addition, we can use the machine with a remote-control unit, if necessary.

The PCB allows for a low-cost installation of the tray. Also, we can easily replace and the motors. We install a new PCB in only 60 seconds or less to get the machine up and running.


Compared with other PTHs with platters of 35cm in diameter, there is only about one inch more of playing surface on the Taconic TLF-35A. The PTH weighs only 3.5kg, less than 4kg (certainly lighter than most conventional PTHs).

Many companies build Laser pickup and servo control into the Taconic TLF-35A.

The Taconic TLF-35A is also small compared to PTHs with a bevel-type data system.

This PTH is small enough to transport by hand.

We can remove the top and bottom covers by loosening the thumbscrews on both sides of the platter. Then, we install a new PCB in only 60 seconds or less to get the machine up and running.

The Taconic TLF-35A is so light that one person can easily carry it, making it convenient for carrying and moving.

The LCD (1.6 inches) shows pitch, rpm, and track numbers.

Why you should use the Taconic TLF-35A PCB

The Taconic TLF-35A PCB is a very convenient product. You can easily carry the PTH and install it in the customer’s location. In addition, the time required to start up the machine (after power-up) is less than six seconds.

Suppose there is a problem with one PCB, only that PCB needs replacement, and then we can use the PTH immediately. There is no need to replace all of them, as in other machines.

1. Very high thermal reliability

Because the PTH is small, we can use it on a desktop or a shelf. Consequently, the thermal design is very critical. Also, because the main power supply uses an inverter, there is not much margin for error in heat. Basically, with other PTHs such as conventional ones that use a bevel type data system, this would not be an issue if the signal does not drop off too much, not enough to cause problems.

2. Compact and portable design

The Taconic TLF-35A is so small that we can easily carry it around. It weighs only 3.5kg which is very light compared to most conventional PTHs. Its size is only about one inch larger than a conventional PTH with a platter of 35cm in diameter, although the playing surface is much bigger since it has a platter of eight inches in diameter.

To move around, you can carry the Taconic TLF-35A by hand or place it on the shelf. We do not need any special vehicle. We can easily install it in difficult-to-access locations because of its compact design and lightweight.

3. Low moisture absorption

The highly conductive PCB makes the Taconic TLF-35A suitable for hotels and hospitals where the environment is not very stable.

No matter how long it has been sitting in a customer’s location, if there are problems with the PCB, we can easily replace it and use the PTH again immediately.

4. Exceptionally low DF

Reducing the attraction force is very important for this type of PTH. Also, since the PTH is so light and small that we can move around quickly, it is essential to ensure it does not move unexpectedly. The built-in optical sensor in the platter provides exceptional accuracy.

The Taconic TLF-35A has a DF of less than 2m (1/3N). This is a very low value. DF is a standard measure of the amount of force that pulls a disk in one direction.

5. Low-noise turntable

The Taconic TLF-35A uses laser pickup and servo control, with very little noise and high stability. We must replace the PCB when there are problems with performance since there is no need to replace all of them as in other machines.

6. Excellent peel strength

Peeling a CD is not difficult if the force on the disc is strong enough. However, many paths have problems with this. This problem is that each platter in a conventional PTH has a separate motor for rotation and thrusting. This type of machine makes a great deal of noise during peeling.

The Taconic TLF-35A uses one motor to do both, so there is little noise and excellent stability during peeling.

7. Low cost

The cost of the Taconic TLF-35A PCB is much lower than that of a conventional PTH.

Each cartridge (platter, motor, pickup, and PCB) costs approximately $300. So, if you purchase them in bulk, they cost less than $100 each.


The Taconic TLF-35A is excellent for use in any place where the environment is not too stable. Also, the Taconic TLF-35A provides excellent performance. So, we can also use it to play audio CDs recorded with a PC and not with a CD recorder, as usually is the case.

This is an automated PTH that can play audio CDs and not record them. For example, if you want to playback songs stored on your computer, you can use this machine.

1. Filter, coupler, splitter, combiner, and mixer

We can use the Taconic TLF-35A to route audio signals. The built-in optical sensor makes it easy to align the disc with the sensor, and therefore, it is easier to plug into any system. (The coupler, splitter, and combiner work the same way.)

2. Antenna

The Taconic TLF-35A has a pre-amplifier and a mixer that make it easy to connect to an antenna. We can use this type of PTH for a PC or other device with an antenna such as a TV or VCR.

3. High power Amplifier, TMA, TMB, LNA

The Taconic TLF-35A is significant in high power amplification. We can achieve this by using the TMA. Generally, we need a high-power amplifier when we use an antenna as the input source of the PTH. The TMB is also available if required.

To connect to a PC via a S/PDIF interface, we must connect a digital transmission receiver that uses the USB interface to the “SPDIF Out.” We can achieve this by using the TMB.

4. Power Supply

A power supply is not required since the main power supply is an AC inverter. The DC input is 5V and 100mA and can power a PC with a USB interface if necessary (for example, to connect to the PC via a S/PDIF interface). Also, we can use the USB interface for data transfer from a PC to the PTH.

5. Repeater

The Taconic TLF-35A has a built-in repeater, so it is possible to connect to the Taconic TLF-35A by using an antenna and from an antenna. This is possible because of the flexible design of this PTH. The default settings are connecting the PTH to an antenna, but if you want to use the wireless LAN function, “Wireless Control” is available. This mode uses a wireless connection using the 802.11b standard.

6. Passive components

It is possible to use a 100V switch mode or a standard AC power supply. The power consumption is approximately 4W.

7. Decoupling circuits

Many electronic components contain some static electricity. Some of these components can reduce static discharge when used in sensitive components such as CD players. Using these parts can prevent damage to the sensitive components when used under specific conditions.

8. Medical scanners

We can use these to read the medical data from a patient’s pulse, etc. These medical scanner designs are industrial PTHs. This type of PTH has many functions and can apply RF energy when necessary.


A significant feature of the new Taconic TLF-35A is increasing performance through PCB technology. The Taconic TLF-35A is ideal for use in hospitals and hotels. We must always connect an AC power source because it can be easily handled and transported, and we can remove the AC power cable when not in use. The new Taconic TLF-35A comes with a three-year warranty period.

The PIMD, not unlike the predecessor TLF-35A, will produce some of the best-sounding music you’ve ever heard in your vehicle. The Taconic has only four channels and has a PLL design susceptible to radio interference. We can nullify this radio interference by using a soft muting feature in which the unit mutes for about two seconds to clear out noise in the radio frequency area.