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February 21, 2018

‘The Wand’ tonearm to make UK debut at The Bristol Show


Developed by New Zealand-based company Design Build Listen (DBL), The Wand Unipivot Tonearm® represents a step change in tonearm design. Pared back in intelligent ways, it is crafted to deliver superb sound at a more modest price than might be expected. The result: maximum musical bang for your buck.

Thanks to a brand new agreement with County Durham-based distributor Decent Audio, The Wand will now be available from selected UK hi-fi retailers for the first time. You can see and hear it first at The Bristol Show.

The first thing you’ll notice is The Wand’s unusual looking (but undeniably cool) large diameter carbon-fibre arm tube, which is cut off at a sharp angle, hence effectively negating the need for a traditional headshell. Instead, the cartridge bolts straight to the arm via a fixed metal ‘block’. The cartridge angle is fixed but with an adjustable overhang.

The Wand is said to be four times stiffer than an arm of more conventional diameter, and is the result of many hundreds of hours of computer-aided design modelling, as well as considerable time spent listening to various alternative materials.

The Wand tonearm is available in three lengths: 9.5", 10.3" & 12" and three specification levels, The Wand Classic, The Wand Plus and The Wand Master Series. Since its launch in 2011 the design has earned numerous five star reviews around the world. The Wand Classic and The Wand Plus have won awards for innovation, excellence and value-for-money in design and construction, while in 2016 The Wand Master picked up a BEST Design Award (New Zealand).

Discover the magic of The Wand at The Bristol Show!

Hear The Wand in Room 320.

See Decent Audio at...

3rd Floor: 320