SYRINX: Their PU2 – revisited

Zstereo write: 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 the time. There was also the Grace G707, which had been Linn’s tube […]

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ALPHASON: Titanium tubed arms – HR100S or a Xenon?

I’d always fancied one of Alphason’s titanium tubed arms like the HR100S or a Xenon. The HR100S tends to be quite expensive (too much for a punt anyway) and I can’t say I’ve ever really heard one at its best as they mostly tend to have been wired with the horrible vdH cable throughout. A […]

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AUDIO ORIGAMI: Another thumbs up for the PU7

“This week I took delivery of a rather splendid creation frae bonny Scotland! It’s a 12” version of the PU7 with all parts in matt black, except the counterbalance weight and arm tube which was picked out in gold plate, and it was set up with a highish effective mass to match my Koetsu. Aesthetically […]

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STAX: UA7 UA-7 tonearm

I write from Italy because I’ve the possibility to buy an old but in very good conditions UA-7 tonearm. I’ve a Denon DP 3000 turntable with the original plinth and I’d like to know if the tonearm can be mounted in this deck (if you have experience in this mode. Is there the possibility to […]

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TONE ARMS: Pivoted versus tracking?

After searching all 735 existing analog “threads” I only found one short discussion regarding Linear tracking arms vs. tangential tracking arms. I have been a vinyl collector for over 32 years, and beleive that pure analog is still the “gold standard”. In 1984 I purchased a Sony PS-X555ES linear tracking, biotracer, turntable. It is a […]

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HELIUS: The evolution of tonearm design and consider aspects of various designs that most influenced my approach to Helius

Geoffrey Owen – head of Helius Designs writes: In this episode I’m going to discuss the evolution of tonearm design and consider aspects of various designs that most influenced my approach to Helius. My own hi-fi journey started with the most classical of 1970’s choices – an SME 3009 mounted on a Thorens TD125 MKII […]

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LOGIC: Their Tempo/Datum?

My separate music system, currently MF A3.5 CD (impulse buy, and well pleased), Trends 10.1 t-amp, Royd A7 speakers (bought from new approx 1982). I have ordered a NVA pre/power amp which should arrive next week.  I also have the said turntable, complete with AT95 cartridge, which has lay unused for a number of years, […]

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