VIV Laboratory manufactures the Rigid Float range of tonearms using top-grade components and Japenese precision.
About VIV Labs “Rigid Float/Ha” tonearm
・OIL FLOATED PIVOT
The ViV lab.’ s original OIL FLOATED PIVOT not only gives perfect bearing performance but also insulates the arm pipe from the vibration via floor or turntable. At the same time, this pivot shuts out the reflection of vibration generated by the stylus. As the result, the sound has the highest purity with dynamics, sharp focus and very low distortion. We are sure no one has ever experienced such a sound from vinyl disks.
・NO OFFSET-ANGLE STRUCTURE
We believe that elbowed shaped arm with offset angle and overhang setting affect seriously to the sound quality because of side force fluctuation, which can never be cancelled by anti-skating mechanism. So we dare to choose completely straight (i.e. NO OFFSET-ANGLE) structure. You may ask “What about trucking error?” , and the answer is, “The trucking error is a little bigger, but the sound is much better.” You can hear no distortion even with 7” model.
Not like other tonearms, “Rigid Float/H” is very easy to install. You do not have to drill your turntable plinth nor lift up so heavy turntable, just put it anywhere on your turntable plinth. You can also put it outside the plinth of your turntable.
・Silk jacketed 4N silver inner wire and rhodium-plated terminals ensure a minimum signal loss.
・2 colour variations (Black Metallic, Black&Gold) and 3 length variations (7” , 9” , 13” ) are available.
model Rigid Float 7/Ha Rigid Float 9/Ha Rigid Float 13/Ha
eff. length 7” ~8” 9”-10” 13-14”
underhang 5~20mm ← ←
base diameter 90mm ← ←
weight about 2kg ← ←