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?


Raul, I think you are talking about making a calculation and Dave is talking about geometry.  The point is that in order for any pivoted tonearm to produce two null points on the playing surface of an LP, there MUST be overhang AND the headshell MUST be offset at an angle to the arm wand. You need both conditions.  Simple and true.

It's great to see you doing your homework before making a decision. That's always a smart move! I can totally understand why you're struggling to wrap your head around this new arm concept. It can be tough to visualize how something will work until you see it in action. From what I've heard, though, this arm is the real deal. It seems to be performing as advertised, with zero overhang and no offset.

I could mount a cartridge on a paper straw and most people would think it sounded OK. The Viv arm is a terrible execution of a poor design.