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    Default Prettiest Tonearm

    Okay, theres method in this, but i'd like to know what you think is the prettiest tonearm?

    I really mean what one do you look at and think, wow, that looks great, this isn't about the sound quality, this is purely aesthetic, i love my PU7 but it's not my favourite looking one.

    My favourite looking ones are the Ittock LVII and the FR64/66

    what's yours? (you can add pics too if you want)

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    Helius Omega




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    That would be the Morch.

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    SME V for me on looks

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    You think the SME is pretty? Sheesh...
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    when i say pretty, i really mean, looks the bollox, the Morch is dainty, the SME is handsome in a more masculine way, think of a tonearm that just look 'right' for the job in hand.

    Euan is that really your favourite looking arm?

    Umberto that Helius looks like it's made of an upturned spoon

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post
    Umberto that Helius looks like it's made of an upturned spoon
    They do a black one as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post
    Euan is that really your favourite looking arm?
    Sure is.

    Never seen one in the flesh mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ESK View Post
    Sure is.

    Never seen one in the flesh mind.

    yes but thats the ladies version, do they do one for blokes?

    the reason i asked was in case you had misundestood my use of 'prettiest' it's a very delicate thing that Morch

    Eddie those Helius' have helluva fat arses on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post

    Eddie those Helius' have helluva fat arses on them
    I think they are quite well proportioned actually. A bit of meat in the arse area is no bad thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie spaghetti View Post
    I think they are quite well proportioned actually. A bit of meat in the arse area is no bad thing



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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie spaghetti View Post
    I think they are quite well proportioned actually. A bit of meat in the arse area is no bad thing
    Freudian slip? or are you just feeling lonely?

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    have to say the Helius doesn't do it for me.

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    For me it just has to be the SME 3012 Its elegant its purposeful its vintage, its just proportioned beautifully, and it sounds just fantastic




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    Blimey, that looks like its been engineered to within an inch of its life. Too complicated for me.

    I'm with the "guy" who posted he prefers some meat in his arse.
    Nice one Eddie, been pissing mesel all night shift.

    Seriously though, that Helius is stunning in black mate....drool.
    Looks like summit from 2001: A Space Odyssey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roksoff View Post
    Blimey, that looks like its been engineered to within an inch of its life. Too complicated for me.
    It may look complicated but it really is not, I personally find Sme`s just the easiest arm of all to set up provided the arm slot has been positioned correctly.

    Don`t you just love the sweep of the curves along the `S` shaped arm tube. Oh and its capable of supporting an SPU too so it must be good

    Mine will be being booked in with J7 just as soon as funds allow

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    Love these:



    Sound pretty good too......


    But is that a Rega arm lift?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post
    My favorite looking ones are the Ittok LVII and the FR64/66
    Seconded on the Ittok. It's just got a rightness about it. Helius Omega looks terrible!

    Last edited by Mr Pig; 17th February 2010 at 12:55.
    I just happen to think your opinion is a general sweeping statement of wrongness

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    Second ESK's choice, the DP6 is even better in the fresh, the HR100s is equally beautiful.

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