Integrityhifi Tru-Glider Pendulum Tonearm
The TRU-GLIDER Pendulum is a floating stand-alone straight tonearm.
A Tonearm without bearing friction? A Tonearm without a Uni-Pivot? Impossible!
You can never have an arm without friction! So You might think... Up until now.
Introducing The TRU-GLIDER a revolutionary tonearm that will offer superior sound reproduction but with Zero friction points. Integrityhifi's innovative design incorporates a straight zero offset with pendulum suspension meaning the arm is virtually weightless.
TRU-GLIDER Pendulum tonearm is suspended at a single point by means of a very fine polyethylene Dacron Monofilament. It doesn't rest on the pivot point. There's just enough clearance to control the arm movement.
TRU-GLIDER is friction free and is made from the highest quality materials. It’s unique styling and operation speaks for itself. On the Off-Board Tonearms a Built-in Tru-Lift is also used as the que device with a longer rail.
TRU-GLIDER is a straight tonearm and therefore doesn't need anti-skate. It works along the same principal as a linear tracking tonearm but without friction or mounting.
Available in two models - On-Board model ($4000) and Off-Board model ($5000) plus an Off-Board Limited Brass Edition.
On Board model ($4500) and Off Board model ($5200) plus an Off-Board Limited Edition in Brass ($7000).
Two measurements are required for both OFF-BOARD & ON-BOARD models.
- Height from placement board or plinth to the top of the platter.
- Mounting distance from center spindle
Average time to set up is about 2 hours to achieve crystal clear soundstage.
- No cables to buy
- No holes to drill
- No bearings
- No Unipivot
- No Azimuth
- No Antiskate
- No Friction
- No Setup Man
- No expensive Protractor to buy
- Zero Offset
- Swingheadshell included
- Special Tru-Lift included
- Arm Tested for 4 hours - pre pcking
- Terminated Direct Cardas wires
- Easy to follow video instructions
- Live help on standby
- Transportable to another table
- Customized height
- Sound Dynamics
Gary Lea of Positive Feedback writes (June 2020):
"...simply put, this tonearm will change your view of what is possible in vinyl playback... I would be hard pressed to come up with another tonearm that could outperform it. When you add in the standard features like the Cardas cable, the Nasotec Swingshell Headshell, and the infinite customization the cost is a downright steal in comparison to other options out there. True innovation, coupled with exceptional build quality and top of the line components is an intoxicating siren's song for sure, and not to be missed. Contact IntegrityHiFi with questions and concerns. They are some of the most down to earth and friendly people in the business, and only want to provide you with the best components that can be made. Go get you some!"
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Jay Garrett of stereonet writes (May 2020):
"...the Integrityhifi Tru-Glider is one of the best tonearms I have heard to date, managing to walk the line without forsaking one characteristic for another. It is at once transparent, engaging and musical – and while its tonality and rhythmic grip are indeed worthy of praise, one must also acknowledge its versatility. With no need for routing holes in your precious turntable plinth or bolting on mounting plates and other associated hardware, this tonearm can be moved freely from turntable to turntable without so much as a hint that it has been there. The only thing that the Tru-Glider does leave you with is the sheer enjoyment it pulls from your vinyl record collection. So if you're looking to invest in an extremely capable tonearm that you can bring with you on an analogue audio journey, I unreservedly recommend it..."
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