We all know that the small things matter in hi-fi. Especially at the front end of the audio system – eg. the pickup cartridge and tonearm.
The Trans-Fi Terminator tonearm is constructed with a 6mm aluminium ‘L’ Mounting Plate. It’s machined shape and necessary slotted holes, no doubt reduce its structural and torsional rigidity.
Would there be energy loss?
The Terminator linear tracking tonearm combines an air-bearing with a (twin) ‘uni-pivot’ bearing.
Uni-pivot bearings need to be stabilised in order to handle the energy generated by a pick-up cartridge.
In this case, twin pivot points were in metal-to-metal contact with the arm-slider ‘V-brackets’ and some instability or ‘bearing rattle’ can be audible at times. Continue reading
After using (and enjoying) belt-drive turntables for over 30 years, I wanted to try something new.
Also having used a Koetsu cartridge for more than 20 years, the realisation (thank you, Jean Nantais) that Yoshiaki Sugano used an idler drive turntable Continue reading