Jeff Spall's Audiomods Standard tonearm is far from "standard", a strikingly high performance design, available with a choice of standard tonearm 5-Pin socket or 0.9m interconnects terminated with RCA plugs. Nothing at this price comes close to the performance of this arm, it's design and engineering is closer to that of a watch than an audio product. Machined with precision and designed with care, it's one of the best value tonearms available.
Individually hand made
Each arm is individually hand-built to order. The arms are wired with a 7-strand pure silver litz wire with silver-plated Michell cartridge tags. Choose between a fitted 0.9m terminated RCA cable or standard 5-pin tonearm connector (a better choice if a longer tonearm cable for the connection to your phono stage or amplifier). A wonderful upgrade for most model turntables (contact us if you need to check this will fit your turntable).
This is the latest MkIII (series III) version of this tonearm. The upgrades over the original versions, include:
- Tonearm now based on Rega-supplied arm tube castings
- Core parts now CNC machined and individually hand finished.
- Arm plates CNC laser cut for accuracy.
- Redesigned micrometer base for a neater look. Now sits better on turntables like Michell Orbe.
- Wiring loom extended to 0.9m using a single run of pure silver Litz cable, with looms built to order by Michell Engineering.
- Arms will be supplied with a setup kit for a wide range of cartridges: copper headshell shims for effective mass tuning and two counterweights.
- Hinged wooden storage box with serial number and build details.
- Arm yoke machined from solid with split bearing journals and ceramic hybrid bearings.
- Adjustable horizontal bearing carrier with ceramic hybrid bearings, decoupled from outer base.
- Solid, pressed-in vertical bearing carrier dampens arm tube.
- Drilled and cross-braced arm tube controls arm resonance.
- Constrained layer damping counterweight to absorb energy.
- Secondary fine adjustment weight for accurate setup.
- Aluminium outer base isolates bearings from plinth.
- Built-in vta adjustment.
- Adjustable quadrant antiskate.