The PrimaryControl Reference Tonearm is a fresh innovative reinterpretation of the uni-pivot bearing principle that makes it attractive for today’s audience and needs of handling comfort. A phenomenon of the contemporary tonearm-making landscape is the feeling that, at times, bigger tonearms and more extreme technical-looking designs are necessary to establish market share. The Reference Tonearm is a refreshing exception to this rule.
The Reference Tonearm is deeply restrained, bordering on the conservative, but with an almost imperceptible harmony of proportions that begs the viewer to look closer. A deeper investigation reveals an exciting line between high-grade materials, cutting-edge technological processes, and highly individual handcrafted production.
"Personalization has been taken to the next level. PrimaryControl stabilized unipivot tonearm with VTA adjustment on the fly. In the world of high-end analog audio, if there is such a thing as a "bespoke tonearm", the PrimaryControl Reference Tonearm from The Netherlands fits this description.’, says Richard H. Mak in TONEAudio Issue 66."