Zontek Delta 14.5″ Tonearm.
Wat doe je als je een compromisloe tafel aan het bouwen bent en je kan geen arm vinden die daar bij past? Precies dan ontwerp en bouw je er zelf één en wat voor één! Een 14.5″ lange, met een productie handgemaakt bouwproces van 6 weken, dat is geen half werkt. Iets wat Pavel Zontek zo wie zo niet kent, vakwerk, precisie, het onderste uit de kan moet gehaald worden, in dit geval onderste uit de groef.
This is our pride and joy! Designed to meet and fulfil the very highest market demands. It is a unique 14.5 inch arm and is made completely by hand by the designer himself. Only the very best materials are employed: rare, selected Black Ebony and Bronze for metal parts which is then 24 carat gold coated (on demand it could be rhodium and silver).
Manufacture of the tone-arm is a precise, artisan job which takes 6 weeks to complete. The wand is made of solid ebony, which is conically shaped to help stiffness and the best possible weight distribution.
Like the platter, it employees a one-sided magnetic suspension system, which does not cause any resistance and allows a liquid smooth and super precise control for anti-skate. It uses miniature worm gear to exert torsional force to the lower part of the arm’s suspension. Each arm is individually tuned and adjusted depending on the customer expectations relating to the mass of the cartridge to be used. It is possible to build arm rod with a effective weight range from 14g up to about 30g.
For ultra precise cartridge matching, for our most demanding customers we additionally adjust the arm’s efficient mass by increasing mass with specially engineered add on weights which are carefully selected, shaped and located, depending on particular system chosen.
The unusual length of our DELTA Tonearm and careful material selection, together with exacting build quality standards and lacking any kind of resistance makes it the most dynamic, musical and detailed precision instrument we had ever experienced enjoying music. It is a purely artistic achievement developed for the most devoted vinyl admirers around the planet , as well as ourselves.
DELTA is where all of this began. When we made it (after 5 years) we had been forced to make an accompanying drive unit, as all available drives we experienced had always something missing and had to be improved to help DELTA shine. Hence we created ZONTEK, the perfect partner, which not only looks gorgeous, but sharing tone-arm’s design principles, compliments DELTA’s design perfectly, giving listeners the chance to explore feeling of lossless music.