Bernd Hemmen handmakes tonearms and turntables in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Respected worldwide for extreme performance and elegant design.
The Arrow tonearm is his entry level offering with a gimbal bearing 10.5″ composite carbon / aluminum arm design that has proven a capable performer with even the most costly of cartridges.
Next in the lineup is the Reference tonearm which offers a stabilized uni-pivot design that is fully bespoke; available in 9″, 10.5″, 12″ lengths, in carbon/titanium or wood arm wands, and with a variety of effective masses-truly adaptable to most any cartridge made!
A new generation of stabilized uni-pivot designs starts with the Gravity Tonearm, using a permanent magnetic circuit (versus the Reference arms’ second bearing contact point) to provide stability. The Gravity uses an improved carbon / aluminum composite arm wand. If you crave a wood finish a number of options are available and they are an outer sheath to the arm so as to not affect the designed sound character!
At the top of the line is the FCL (field coil loaded) which is stabilized by a field coil magnetic circuit with constant current source to provide the ultimate in energy transfer and control.
Mr. Hemmen also manufactures a stunning direct-drive turntable- the Kinea. building on the lineage of exotic early 80’s direct drives with modern updates that showcase the true potential of this drive type. Coreless motor, multi-layer plinth in Panzerholz, glass, wood and aluminum + adjustable torque and oversize platter for flywheel effect. Challenges the state of the art at a fraction of the price!
All Products made to order.
Arrow compound carbon tonearm 10.5″ $inquire
Reference Tonearm with Sapphire bearings made to your specification from options below:
Standard with carbon arm wand
9″ to 12″ and various effective masses $inquire
Can also be ordered in Ebony, Grenadil or Snakewood wands at a modest upcharge.
Gravity magnetically stabilized tonearm $inquire
FCL tonearm $inquire