|Warranty length||1 Year|
The Conductor is a simplified parallel tracking tonearm, offering high end performance at a lower price than most parallel arms, without sacrificing the benefits of a tangential arm. Long in planning and design, the Conductor has to be heard to be believed.
Supplied as tonearm only or "complete pack", which includes dedicated armbase, 1 piece incognito wiring loom, all cables, tubing and pump required. (Cartridge, turntable and clamp pictured above not included).
Why choose a parallel tracking tonearm?
The playback of a record should imitate the cutting of the lacquer as closely as possible. During the cutting process the cutter diamond makes an angle of 90 degrees at all instances from the beginning of the groove to its end. The best way to read a record groove is thus by using an arm which follows the groove in a similar fashion.
A parallel tracking tonearm has the least distortion because the tracking error is minimized to practically zero. The cartridge stylus reads the two groove walls at the same time without any delay. Furthermore, a parallel tracking tonearm does not need bias compensation (anti-skate settings), as there is no centripetal force, unlike in pivoted arms. Furthermore, there is no need for anti-skating on a parallel tracking tonearm, as there is no skating force.
Designing and manufacturing a parallel tracking tonearm is not as simple as it may seem and only thorough engineering can result in a good functioning device. Precise and accurate geometrical proportions are essential to get it right. As a result, prices of the high-end parallel tracking arms are in most cases far beyond the budget of most audiophiles and music lovers, but not in the case of this Conductor arm, which offers stunning performance for a real world price.