Wand Tonearm S

$2,925.00$3,775.00

The Wand Tonearm

Is available in three lengths: 9.5″, 10.3″ & 12″ and three specification levels, The The Wand Plus, The Wand Master  and S (Master Lite) Series. A data sheet with the full list of differences & dimensions is available here. 230kB PDF.

The Wand Classic is no longer generally being made.

12″, 10.in and 9.5″ arms

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Can I use The Wand Tonearm?

Data and fitting information.

The Wand Tonearm Data Sheet (PDF 500kB) shows the differences between Plus, Master and Master S (Lite)  arms,

The Wand Master Series Spec Sheet (PDF280 kB)

Will The Wand fit on my turntable? See the data sheet above.
The Wand is designed around the Rega style mounting dimensions. Do check the height, some lids may hit.

 

 

Tell me about the mounts you have for my existing turntable / tonearm? The Wand mounts in a round hole (23-30mm) as with most turntablesThe Wand Plus Installation PDF 1.1MB PDF and

The Wand Master Series Installation PDF 1.3MB PDF

The first three of five Installation videos are on Vimeo; (Each 3-5minutes long)

  1. Fitting & Balancing –   Link
  2. Drilling the Mounting Hole –  Link
  3. Fitting the Mount – Link
  4. Fitting the Arm & Setting Overhang – Link
  5. Vertical & Horizontal Balancing – Link

To ease the replacement an existing arm we offer the following guides; (Images above)

Will The Wand work on my suspended turntable? The Wand weighs ~500g (~1lb) this is similar to SME 3009 and a little heavier than Rega arms (420g). So it should be within the adjustment range of most turntables. For some turntables see; Cool Turntables

 

 

 

Will The Wand work with my cartridge?


The Wand Tonearm has been used with some of the worlds best cartridges from Lyra, Transfiguration, Koetsu, Kiseiki and Dynavector. It has the ability to let your cartridge shine, whether high end or high value.

The Wand is “Medium Mass” at 12.5g effective mass (15g for the 12in), so will work with most cartridges. The Master Series arms are about 1g more.
Even a high compliance cartridge like a Shure V15Vx gives a measured resonance at 7Hz, so is ok.  At the other extreme, conventional low compliance cartridges work well. Arm/Cartridge matching is frequently over-stated, unless you have a system with massive bandwidth or insist on playing badly warped records, it shouldn’t be an issue.

As New Zealand Distributors  for the rather wonderful Hana MC cartridges we encourage the combination with The Wand Tonearm. While we can’t sell this cartridge to customers outside New Zealand we still encourage you to contact your local Hana Distributor. The ML is particularly lovely.

The most popular cartridge with our users are Denon DL103 or Ortofon 2M  and variants of them both. (See the review pages)
Decca cartridges are challenging cartridges but a significant number of customers have found The Wand works really well . (Some images above and there are a lot more on a Pinterest Board, Wand Cartridge Collection )

Additional information

Wand Tonearm

10.3", 12", 9.5"

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