The challenge for THE GLANZ – to overcome “mechanical vibration”
● By cancelling out “accumulated blurring” we have delivered a sound closer to “original pure sound”
● By utilising stainless steel, which is hard and difficult to process, we have given THE GLANZ a sense of weight, and also enhanced the sound quality.
● We have been able to significantly eliminate the “squeak” of the collateral mechanisms (the auxiliary parts, and the structure that works in harmony with them), and have raised the static balanced arm sensitivity to the utmost limit using thrust bearings.
Solving the problem of harmonic distortion caused by the loss of mechanical vibration
A sound groove is engraved on an analogue disc. In order to faithfully reproduce the signal, the most important factor is the rigidity and mass of the tonearm, which should be integral with the cartridge. In general, mechanical vibration generated at the cantilever cannot be converted at the point of power generation, so vibration is left in the tonearm, and sound loss occurs. This causes the rise of the sound to deteriorate, adds a loss of harmonic overtone (distorted sound), and results in a shift to the high range, which leads to symptoms such as no low sound and no fine sound. THE GLANZ focused on solving these specific problems, utilising all of the technology and know-how that we had developed over many years.
Using our finely-honed skills to find a solution to the swirls and leaps of resonance transmission
The deep insight of a skilled craftsman has allowed us to design THE GLANZ with special attention to the physical integration of the cartridge and tonearm. THE GLANZ specifications impose strict conditions on all aspects of manufacture – from understanding the centre of gravity and moment, and the point where the resonance is transmitted, selecting and combining damper materials to counteract each other, as well as the composition of the stainless steel which is the material used in the body of the arm, right up to its machining accuracy and cutting processes.
Of course it goes without saying that each piece is individually hand finished to the highest possible degree, as though it were a precious work of art.
For the final hurdle, we undertake very stringent listening tests of well known records representing every genre of music, and then make the final delicate adjustments.
Creating a pure clean sound that pierces through silence
THE GLANZ product, constructed in this precise way, rejects all things wasteful and extravagant, and represents the culmination of simplicity & beauty. You may add to this the sophisticated design of the arm lifter. However, if you desire, you can omit the arm lifters and other accessories, and thereby enjoy simple styling with sound quality as the highest priority. You can choose from a heavy weight Ortofon cartridge, right through to a lightweight type cartridge.
THE GLANZ – as perfect as a work of art
A gentle, beautifully curved line, well-balanced size and weight, and the finest stainless steel gloss to give you goosebumps. In the end (and this is no word of exaggeration) this single tonearm has become a natural conduit for experiencing “original pure sound”. When you finally experience it, you will be thrilled by the quality of sound that can never be described as merely an “accessory”.
With its traditional name revived to meet the present age, ‘THE’ GLANZ takes centre stage wearing its new crown!