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BUYING GUIDE - TONEARMS
PRICES SHOWN ARE THOSE AT THE TIME OF REVIEW
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Year
Verdict
Hadcock GH 228 SE £595 Dec 98 Construction won't worry SME but its sound quality will unsettle a lot of the competition.
Hadcock GH 242 SE £689 Jun 00 Utterly musical high-end performance, with a tempting price tag. Very little serious competition at the price.
Linn Ekos £1500 Mar 01 Powerfull, rhythmic and engaging like few others, the Ekos is not the best all rounder, but what it does it does like no other.
Naim Aro £N/A Aug 00 Designed expressly for the Sondek, the ARO (Analogue Rules Okay!) works in a number of modern decks. A fine secondhand buy for £500 - if you can find one!
Origin Live RB250/RB300  varies Nov 97 These modified arms are a considerable improvement on the originals
Origin Live Rega Arm Re-Wiring varies Nov 00 An essential mod for all Rega users, but only after you've had the counterweight done first.
Origin Live Silver 250 £599 Mar 02 Words can't express how good this is - for vinyl junkies, this is one of the designs of the decade.
Rega RB600 £358 Aug 01 Sweeter and more musical sound with greater transparancy and better sound staging makes this a superb step up from the RB300.
SME 309 £689 Jan 93 Tight, neutral sound with good tonality, but lacks the IVs pace and precision.
SME IV £828 Mar 92 Sexy chassis and staggering engineering along with potent performance earn it a  place in audio history.
 

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