Encounter 9.5" arm unless 12" arm tube selected below
"One of the truly special products I’ve reviewed in the past 18 years....Overall the Encounter’s look, feel and fit’n finish are exceptionally high for it’s modest price of $1495"
" It says volumes for the excellence of this arm that it could put two such different pickups hrough their paces so even-handedly."
The Encounter arm builds on the outstanding performance of the Silver by improving the design and quality of all components. This is not just a development - it is a complete redesign.
The upgrade in design manifests itself in outstanding deep bass along with increased focus, stability and resolution through all frequencies. The tight and powerful bass carries the hallmark of authority and adds so much to the musical experience. In addition the arm dramatically improves transparency, tonal balance and sound-staging of. It produces a wonderful "live" feel to the music, with fabulous transient speed and "air". The Encounter arm is outstanding.
• Carbon Fiber and Ebony hybrid tube for high strength and low resonance
• Well specified, robust bearings for horizontal plane music. These bearings are housed in an advanced yoke which includes highly developed decoupling techniques.
• High grade Internal Litz wire and upgrade external cable with RCA plugs to plug into amplification.
• Integral VTA adjustment.
• Fits ALL Rega armboard cut outs whether old style threaded base or new 3 point mounting.
For fitting guidance see arm fitting.