A bit like Prince, this arm was formerly known as the Orion 2, and those familiar with the previous incarnation of the web site will remember we denied the existence of this model.
Manufacturers privilege I’m afraid, and it helps us identify a variety that a customer may have.
This was the final version of the original Orion range. The arrival of Kiseki’s and Koetsu cartridges, coupled with the Kondo version of the Audio Note cartridge meant the arm tubes required stiffening. The split tube of the previous models was no longer strong enough as the design penchant in the late 1980’s was towards low compliance units.
A few arms also were released with round base plates in preference to the complex milled species we had been making.