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The Wand tonearm by DBL in the UK

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

The Wand tonearm by DBL in the UK

In all cases the first thing you’ll notice is The Wand’s unusual looking large diameter carbon-fibre arm tube which is cut off at a sharp angle, hence effectively negating the need for a traditional headshell.

The Wand tonearm by DBL in the UK

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 tonearm by DBL in the UK

The 9” arm, being mounted at a pivot-to-spindle distance of 222mm, can be used as a drop-in replacement for Rega tonearms.

The Wand tonearm by DBL in the UK

Design Build Listen also manufacture a range of adaptors for Lenco, Throens, SME and the Linn LP12. The ‘Master Series’ also features high quality sockets rather than a supplied arm cable, allowing the customer to choose their preferred audiophile lead.

The Wand tonearm by DBL in the UK

Prices:

9.5” length 10.3″ length 12″ length
The Wand Classic £899 £999 £1,199
The Wand Plus £1,099 £1,199 £1,399
The Wand Master £1,999 £2,199 £2,599

The Wand tonearm by DBL in the UK

To learn more, click designbuildlisten.com or call 056 0205 4669

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Dermot
    6th September 2018 at 2:36 pm

    I once owned the Wand Plus. A very unique looking beast which can be a little tricky to set up just so. The 7 page manual obviously helps!

    Oh just in case anyone hasn’t congratulated you on your 100th, here’s to the next 999 😊

    Looking forward to your imminent Titan interconnect/speaker cable revirew. They’re coming out at the end of this month, that’s all I’m saying!

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      6th September 2018 at 2:46 pm

      Thanks for the Wand insight, Dermot and the kind words re the newsletter.

      Ah, yes, must give them a call 🙂

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