The New Year issue of Hi-Fi World showcases the magazine’s annual awards, featuring “the products that wowed us in 2018”. Winner of the sought-after title of ‘Turntable of the Year’ is the superb Technics SP-10R professional deck. It’s a stunner alright, but look closely and you’ll also notice another wow factor: the Glanz tonearm with which the Hi-Fi World review model was fitted.
Glanz tonearms have just arrived in the UK thanks to an exclusive distribution agreement with Devon-based Timestep, and visitors to last weekend’s Sound & Vision: The Bristol Show were among the first to discover them. Meanwhile, Hi-Fi News reviewer Nick Tate has been getting a sneak preview and in the magazine’s March issue he puts the Glanz MH-124S through its paces.
Could this be the finest tonearm you’ve never heard of? Timestep’s Dave Cawley firmly believes so, which is why he has just signed an exclusive distribution agreement to import Glanz tonearms from their native Japan to the UK. What can we anticipate from these ‘masters of precision’?