With the current boom in vinyl sales, we are starting to get used to running into oddities in terms of turntables. Crosley released a portable one, the Angelis Labor Gabriel uses up to four tonearms, etc. It turns out that the Well Tempered lab came up with a new model, the Royale 400, that has…a 16 inches long tonearm. Weird, is it not?
However, this product is the result of advanced studies from Well Tempered to reduce drastically the distortion from the tracking angle – which basically is the angle between the needle and the record. The whole thing is set up on a heavy plinth, again used to improve the isolation. If you have 12,500 dollars to spare, this great audio object will undoubtedly change the way you listen to vinyls…and quite possibly raise a few eyebrows.