I have recently installed a new tonearm, DesignBuildListen's The Wand, an interesting concept made by Simon Brown in New Zealand. You can see the website here (it has gotten great reviews): http://www.designbuildlisten.com/wand.htm I don't think this arm is very well known in North America, so I thought I would write a running commentary about it. I am listening on my Garrard 301 in slate plinth. I am mainly using the Monster Cable Sigma Genesis 2000 MkII cartridge, which is theoretically a perfect match with this 12.5 gram effective mass arm. I will mainly write when I hear something in a record that stands out, either positive or negative. The first thing I want to write is quite positive! I'm listening to a well-loved copy of Songs of Leonard Cohen, which is one of my favorite albums. In the second track, "Master Song", there is a part in the chorus where some trumpets enter on the left side with Cohen's voice on the right side. The trumpets are bleating softly and it stood out to me that there is some reverb effect that makes it sound haunting in a way that I haven't experienced before. This new sound grabbed my attention, leading me to pay more attention and I noticed how Cohen's vocal inflections keep your interest even in songs which are quite monotone.