GrooveMaster II Tonearms

nemu

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As an Ortofon SPU addict, you are in the need for a heavy tonearm. Widley known ist the popular 12'' Schick Tonarm, at least here in Germany. Looking for an equally priced alternative I would like to recommend the 12'' GroveMaster II produced by Audio Creative in Netherlands. The build quality ist great and soundwise it is a perfect match to a Ortofon SPU.

I allready own two Groovemaster II (with optional titanium tube and silver wire) running my Ortofon SPU Classic GM E MKII and Ortofon SPU Mono CG 25 Di MkII. The second GrooveMaster replaced my Schick Tonarm I used before. Both tonarms are installed on my turntable Dr. Feickert Firebird.

Her are some pictures to look at:

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Picture 1: Turntable Dr. Feickert Firebird with 12'' GrooveMaster II tonearms and SPUs

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Picture 2: Frontview

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Picture 3: Tonearm GrooveMaster II in action

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Picture 4: Housing containing the bearings and counter weight

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Picture 5: Magnetic antiskating device

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Pictute 6: Tonearmlift

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Picture 7: Tonearm comes well packed

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Picture 8: Content of the parcel

Have fun!
Stephan
 
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Jan 18, 2012
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Drobak Norway
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hi
glad you´re happy
have one GM Ti on my way now...incl ebony headshell and sliding base
only thing it misses is an on the fly VTA feature...
will be mounted on a Garrard 301, possibly Garrardzilla project if promising enough
best
Leif
 

nemu

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Jun 25, 2018
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Hello Leif!

You surely will have fun with the Groovemaster you orderd. With wich cartridge will you use it?

Best Wishes
Stephan
 
Jan 18, 2012
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hello folks
first I´d like to comment on superb service and follow up from Marco Bouwer at Audio Creative in NL
I have now been playing with the Groovemaster Titanium 12" and Rowland Complement on my Garrard 301 for two days and I´m very pleased both with the looks, the feel and the sound of the arm.
The lift is perhaps the best I´ve used apart from the remotecontrolled Airtangent ref.Extemely presise and controlled action.
The setup tools ar very good and the dimple on top of the bearing house is a stroke of genious to get it all correctly aligned .
I chose to use the option SME slide base and this simplifies things of course
Next cartridge to be tested, is a Lumiere DST, a Japaneese derivative/clone of the unobtainum holy grail cartridge Neumann DST 62.
Its a seriuous generator and will sure put the Groovemaster to the ultimate test.
to be continued
best
Leif

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