Category Archives: tonearms

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

Linn Basik LV X

By 1979 Linn had a problem, although admittedly it was a nice problem to have. The trouble was that the £298 Sondek LP12 turntable was truly taking off – sales were going through the roof – but not everyone could

Linn Basik LV X

By 1979 Linn had a problem, although admittedly it was a nice problem to have. The trouble was that the £298 Sondek LP12 turntable was truly taking off – sales were going through the roof – but not everyone could

SME 3009S2

The ‘Scale Model Equipment Company Ltd’ was formed in 1946 to make parts for the model engineering trade, and by the fifties it was manufacturing bits for aircraft instruments and business machines. But it wasn’t until 1959 that SME’s first

SME 3009S2

The ‘Scale Model Equipment Company Ltd’ was formed in 1946 to make parts for the model engineering trade, and by the fifties it was manufacturing bits for aircraft instruments and business machines. But it wasn’t until 1959 that SME’s first

Linn Ekos

1987 was a good year for tonearm fans. Just like London buses, after you’d waited seemingly ages, not one but two – then three – came along at he same time. First was the SME Series V, about which much

Linn Ekos

1987 was a good year for tonearm fans. Just like London buses, after you’d waited seemingly ages, not one but two – then three – came along at he same time. First was the SME Series V, about which much

Naim ARO

Reputedly made ‘hand in glove’ for the Linn Sondek LP12 turntable and Troika cartridge, the ARO is one of the quirkiest performance-focused tonearms yet made. The story starts back in 1987 when Naim Audio was pulling back on its special relationship with Linn Products; Linn

Naim ARO

Reputedly made ‘hand in glove’ for the Linn Sondek LP12 turntable and Troika cartridge, the ARO is one of the quirkiest performance-focused tonearms yet made. The story starts back in 1987 when Naim Audio was pulling back on its special relationship with Linn Products; Linn

Syrinx PU2

The tale begins at the end of the nineteen seventies, with the arrival of Linn’s Ittok LVII tonearm. It put the cat amongst the pigeons in an analogue landscape dominated by the SME 3009S2, which appeared on virtually every turntable motor unit at

Syrinx PU2

The tale begins at the end of the nineteen seventies, with the arrival of Linn’s Ittok LVII tonearm. It put the cat amongst the pigeons in an analogue landscape dominated by the SME 3009S2, which appeared on virtually every turntable motor unit at

SME Series III

SME’s name precedes the brand itself. Everyone in the audiophile world knows it’s a superb company, with a fantastic heritage behind it. The quality of any SME product is assured, and it has never made a duffer. Or has it?

SME Series III

SME’s name precedes the brand itself. Everyone in the audiophile world knows it’s a superb company, with a fantastic heritage behind it. The quality of any SME product is assured, and it has never made a duffer. Or has it?