The Phantom III has exceeded our highest expectations, surpassing even the highly-rated Phantom II.. And when compared to other tonearms on the market, tests and preliminary user comments have confirmed that the Phantom III is in another, altogether higher level of performance.
Compared to the orignal Phantom, as well as the Series II, the III has a similar outward appearance, but has important internal differences. In addition to the refined Magneglide (tm) stabilizer, new internal wiring for even better detail and improved freedom from any mechanical resistance, an upgraded pivot design for even greater dynamics, and a new titanium armwand, the III has incorporated a new pivot housing assembly.
This assembly, comprised of a constrained layer combination of brass and tungsten, provides greater energy control and damping, along with improved bearing peformance. Incorporati ng a slightly reshaped counterweight to allow for great cartridge weight ranges and lower moment of inertia, the result is greater transparency, broader soundstaging (both side to side and front to back), with greater bass impact and extension.