TA-110 Tonearm

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Reviews

Ortofon TA-110, Absolute Sound, September 2013

Absolute Sound, September 2013

Reviewed By: Jim Hannon

Comments of Note:
"At less than one-third of its competitors’ cost, the Ortofon TA-110 is not only far more affordable, but its sonic performance comes surprisingly close to those “super-’arms” in a few key areas."
"the bearings used in the 9" TA-110 and 12" TA-210 are specially made and polished for Ortofon and are higher in quality, producing less bearing friction—another of the keys to the TA-110’s superior performance."
"Measurement graphs, available on the Ortofon Web site, show that the vibration damping on the TA-110 is most effective between 1kHz and 4kHz, the key areas of the midrange and upper midrange/lower treble. This helps account for the TA-110’s sonic purity and naturalness on vocals, for example, as well as its ability to preserve the leading edge of transients on percussion." 
"Bass is well controlled and provides a solid foundation to the music, and the highs are smooth without becoming overly aggressive.
The TA-110 is a welcome addition to the ’arms race, leveraging Ortofon’s experience in technical rubber and vibration management into an affordable separate tonearm that controls and dampens spurious vibrations quite effectively. These innovations produce a highly musical, natural, and pure sound that is surprising in this price class. If you prefer to “set-and- forget” your tonearm, you can save a bundle, get soul-satisfying performance, and come closer to the music than you might expect."
Ortofon TA-110, Hi-Fi News, March 2012

Hi-Fi News, March 2012

Reviewed by: John Bamford

Comments of Note:
"Ortofon's arms are immaculately finished and beautifully packaged..."
"The revised TA-110 sounds colourful and open, with rich bass and deliciously sweet, delicate treble."
"Mind you, it sounded enchanting with the Rachmaninov, its airness creating a wonderful sense of space that produced a 'widescreen' image of the orchestra."

Ortofon TA-110, Hi-Fi World, March 2012

Hi-Fi World, March 2012

Reviewed By: Adam Smith
Score: 5/5 Globes

Comments of Note:
"As soon as stylus hit groove, I was surprised and pleased to hear that the TA-110 took musical performances to a notably higher level. It sounds like a very well developed design in the way in which it simply cuts through the grain and mushy present in poor pressings and recordings to really cut to the chase and deliver the goods."
"At the bottom end, bass from the TA-110 was firm, beautifully extended and magically detailed..."
"... at no point did the TA-110 show any sign of losing control, no matter what sort of input it was fed."
"At the very top end, however, the TA-110 is as pure and clean as could be wished for."
"A superbly made and finished arm that offers a sound that is as polished and classy as its finish."