The RB700, improves greatly on the previous model, the RB600.
The aluminum tube has been specially coated in a unique finish
and the entire bearing housing has been redesigned and is now
manufactured to even higher tolerances.
The tonearm tube itself
(which is a one piece silicone/aluminum casting) is very rigid,
whilst being low mass. The tonearm assembly is concentrated
around precision, hardened stainless steel, miniature ball races
of the highest quality. The bearings fit on to ground shafts and
into the tonearm using interference fits. This means that no
adhesive is required and therefore none of the associated
(component - adhesive - component) losses in rigidity prevail.
It is fitted to the plinth by a 3-point fixing which is CNC
machined out of a single solid block of Stainless steel. This
provides the strongest most rigid base structure possible for
the tonearm and causes less stress on the plinth and the RB700's
bearing housing, and therefore the least possible resonance.
The RB700 tonearm is
designed to make cartridges work harder, maximizing the
cantilever acceleration and travel as much as possible with the
utmost accuracy within the cartridge body thus providing new
levels of information.