The name of the traditional Japanese company has stood for precision mechanical components of the highest quality since the 1950s. Today the characteristic stainless steel tonearms are manufactured by the Hamada Electric company based in Shizuoka under the management of Masataka Hamada, a former GLANZ engineer.
With the GrooveMaster II, Audio-Creative from the Dutch town of Raalte has launched a tonearm that has found numerous fans, particularly among lovers of devices from the 'great time' of turntables. But owners of current drives also enjoy the fine mechanical quality of these precise analog tools.
REED is a small company based in Kaunas, Lithuania. Founded in 2007 by owner and designer Ing. Vidmantas Triukas, the first tonearm was born after a year of research, development and perfection. Since then, the company has regularly presented innovative and exciting concepts for lovers of audiophile peculiarities.
The Japanese company IT Industry has been developing and producing predominantly analog products since 1974: tonearms, pickups, cables, phono amplifiers and accessories - mainly as an OEM supplier. Own tonearms have also been offered for a number of years. Initially under the brand name ABIS, from 2017 as SORANE. Since then, the tonearms are also represented successfully worldwide.