Black beauty and Helena, André Thériault tonearm - René Laflamme
Kronos : It is in our opinion the best sounding tonearm available today. This level of performance stems from the fact that this tonearm was designed taking in consideration fundamental physics issues that had been previously neglected.
Firstly, the vertical location of the pivot point is at the level of the record groove (or very close to it). This removes a torquing force on the cantilever. It stabilizes the stylus within the groove and minimizes the negative effects of skating forces. Hence superior tracking performance is achieved without the use of anti-skating correction and thus eliminating this oscillating system.
Secondly, the mass of the tonearm is optimally distributed around the axis joining the stylus contact point and the pivot point, further enhancing the tonearm stability. This mass is also concentrated as close to the pivot point as possible, reducing inertia and improving response.
Finally, the innovative construction of the dual wall carbon arm tube maximizes rigidity while minimizing mass and resonance transmissions.
It is no wonder we are proud of this design. It allies effciency with absolute simplicity. It has all the required adjustment to get the most from your cartridge performance. Yet it retains a pure design in form and function.