Discuss The Viv Lab Rigid Arm

I am trying to do my due diligence about this arm. I am just having a hard time getting my head around this idea of zero overhang and no offset. Does this arm really work the way it is reported to do?


Why do you suggest that “something happened” to the Viv with CF arm wand? So far as I know, it’s still available, CF being an option vs the standard metal wand.

Because I don’t see the CB on their website so I assumed discontinued:


Like VPI, generally seems that when both are offered, Carbon fiber tonearms performs better than aluminum/metal.  So I was wondering which ViV tonearm was better - the HA or CB?


DS Exports may no longer be involved.

Here in the US, it’s Mike Fajen @ Sierra Sound: 


For me, CF does not necessarily outperform stainless or aluminum or some other metal for use as an arm wand. I’d have to hear both versions. In general I have not been fond of CF in audio, except as headshell material. I do not care for the few CF tonearms I’ve heard, e.g., the Well Tempered.


thanks for the Sierra lead.  I’ll reach out to ask sonic difference between the HA and CB.  I haven’t found comparisons online yet.