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    The Glanz MH-124S has just been reviewed by Nick Tate and Paul Miller in the March 2018 edition of HiFi News magazine. They liked it very much and gave it their 'Editor's Choice' award. We will have the full review available for download from our website soon.



    The review summary reads:

    'Don't be fooled by its 1970s-style retro appearance, for the Glanz MH-124S is an absolutely top-tier modern tonearm whose sound quality leaves nothing to be desired. Indeed, it easily stands comparison with the most respected rival designs from the past few decades. It is lovingly built, beautifully finished and a joy to use - making it extremely good value for money, even at its not inconsiderable price.'

    The Glanz MH-4S Series arms are available in 9", 10" and 12" versions, all priced the same at 5600

    https://ammonite-audio.co.uk/product...eries-tonearm/

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    Get behind me Satan. Tempted enough already!
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ikeda IT-407 tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N, Ikeda 9C III, SAEC/Excel C3; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Sonovox MC-4 1.0, Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Pass Aleph 'Mini'; preamp - Firebottle custom; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 tonearm and vintage Ortofon SL-15e with matching Ortofon 2-15k SUT; Phono Stage: Firebottle Plus; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink; Schiit Multibit DAC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    Get behind me Satan. Tempted enough already!
    NO!!! the first one with a new Technics armboard is for ME!!!

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    I believe there are versions available costing > 10,000.
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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    Indeed, 13995 for the MH-124SD, to be more exact.

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    The HiFi News March 2018 review of the 12" Glanz MH-124S can now be downloaded from here

    Last edited by Ammonite Acoustics; 13-02-2018 at 21:03.

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    A lucky customer's Glanz MH-94S tonearm playing very nicely after test mounting on my Technics SL-1200GR turntable, with Ammonite Audio modular machined armboard (which will be changed for a silver one in due course). Not wishing to risk marking the Glanz headshell, here the arm is fitted with a Timestep ebony headshell and my NOS Kontrapunkt B cartridge. The only complication with mounting this arm on a Technics deck is that Glanz provide a lovely machined stainless steel flange to go under the collar, but it's too big to fit this application, so Speedy Steve came to the rescue with a bespoke smaller flange, in stainless steel.

    The Glanz is shockingly good and lives up to the HFN review in every way. Such depth of sound, definition, musical articulation, with very low surface noise too - I've never heard the Kontrapunkt B sound so majestic and refined! It's going to be hard packing this one up to be sent to its lucky owner.


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    That‘s me!

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    Seriously jealous!


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    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ikeda IT-407 tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N, Ikeda 9C III, SAEC/Excel C3; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Sonovox MC-4 1.0, Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Pass Aleph 'Mini'; preamp - Firebottle custom; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 tonearm and vintage Ortofon SL-15e with matching Ortofon 2-15k SUT; Phono Stage: Firebottle Plus; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink; Schiit Multibit DAC.

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    I'm not kidding - this Glanz is the loveliest thing that I think I've ever heard on a record player. And that's with a Kontrapunkt B!

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