Simply Black Cantus is a tangential tracker where the pickup follows the record track in the same way the disc is engraved, without angular error. Simply Black Cantus is a development of Bo Hansson´s pickup Opus 3 Cantus. The tonearm has a swivel base, solid pickup mount, new cart with wheels and custom tonearm cables.
Testing Cantus Tonearm for rolling resistance – with WallySkater
The tonearm resonance is minimized by the arm´s “virtual” pivot point and the two arm tubes
Hybrid bearings with ceramic balls give less friction and better rotation
Wagon wheel with a radius precision lathed to fit the glass tube dimensions
The arm from below
“Suddenly, it happens”
“It’s purely a pleasure to play real audiophile records”
Simply Black Cantus was reviewed in Swedish Hifi & Musik no. 3, 2013. You can read the whole review (in Swedish) here.