Category Archives: tonearms

Michell TecnoArm

If, as LeCorbusier said, “design is intelligence made visible”, then Roy Gandy, creator of the Rega RB300, is not short of a braincell or two. This tonearm, first launched in summer 1983, is a seminal design. You can criticise its

Michell TecnoArm

If, as LeCorbusier said, “design is intelligence made visible”, then Roy Gandy, creator of the Rega RB300, is not short of a braincell or two. This tonearm, first launched in summer 1983, is a seminal design. You can criticise its

SME M2

Aside from the Rega RB300, the SME 3009 is the best selling tonearm in history. It began production in the early nineteen sixties, and was still in production at the turn of the new millennium, clocking in four decades of faithful service. Its

SME M2

Aside from the Rega RB300, the SME 3009 is the best selling tonearm in history. It began production in the early nineteen sixties, and was still in production at the turn of the new millennium, clocking in four decades of faithful service. Its

Origin Live Onyx

Introduced in 1983 to wide acclaim, the Rega RB300 was arguably the world’s first truly modern tonearm – sporting a straight pipe, tapered tube with integral headshell, high quality bearings and a small tungsten counterweight for just £90. Its brilliance was such

Origin Live Onyx

Introduced in 1983 to wide acclaim, the Rega RB300 was arguably the world’s first truly modern tonearm – sporting a straight pipe, tapered tube with integral headshell, high quality bearings and a small tungsten counterweight for just £90. Its brilliance was such

Rega R200

For a short period in the late nineteen seventies, this was the best value tonearm money could buy. Thoroughly conventional, it was basically a cost-cut Acos Lustre arm without its height adjustment facility. The latter of course was a silkily

Rega R200

For a short period in the late nineteen seventies, this was the best value tonearm money could buy. Thoroughly conventional, it was basically a cost-cut Acos Lustre arm without its height adjustment facility. The latter of course was a silkily

Audio Origami PU7

It’s amazing how many long lost hi-fi products have started reappearing on the market of late, reinvented and/or remanufactured. One of the first to start this trend was Glasgow-based company Audio Origami nearly a decade ago, which brought back the

Audio Origami PU7

It’s amazing how many long lost hi-fi products have started reappearing on the market of late, reinvented and/or remanufactured. One of the first to start this trend was Glasgow-based company Audio Origami nearly a decade ago, which brought back the

SME Series IV

Just when it looked like vinyl was reaching its final hour, along came the SME Series V in 1986. The Steyning company had long used the tagline, “the best pickup arm in the world”, but if we’re frank it had

SME Series IV

Just when it looked like vinyl was reaching its final hour, along came the SME Series V in 1986. The Steyning company had long used the tagline, “the best pickup arm in the world”, but if we’re frank it had

Design Build Listen Wand

A wonderful country for sure, but not the first place you would associate with hi-fi pickup arms. But then New Zealand is full of surprises, and the Design Build Listen Wand tonearm is one of them. Designer Simon Brown has come up

Design Build Listen Wand

A wonderful country for sure, but not the first place you would associate with hi-fi pickup arms. But then New Zealand is full of surprises, and the Design Build Listen Wand tonearm is one of them. Designer Simon Brown has come up