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"There were three makers of that tonearm, Mayware, Sonus, and a third I can't recall"

The third would be JH.

I'm looking at the label on the box for mine, and it says,

JH Formula 4 Laboratory Standard Tone Arm

Designed by:

J.H. Reproducer Co.
Melbourne, Australia

Produced by:

Risui Corporation
Tokyo, Japan


If I recall, there was talk of lawsuits thrown about, trying to sort out who owned what. I'm no lawyer, but it seems to me that actually making the word "Reproducer" part of your company name is implied guilt!


It looks like your Sonus has the same "bucket of BBs" anti-skate system that my JH does. Bucket of BBs isn't my term, but I recall reading it in a negative comment that Mayware made in a letter to the Absolute Sound, while denouncing the JH as inferior to their arm. TAS didn't seem to think so, and wrote that the JH sounded better than the Mayware.

A bit of FYI for the Asylum archives, just in case somebody twenty years from now is looking for this information.

Beautiful job on that MX110x, by the way!


"Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be. 'Cause now I'm an amputee" J. Lennon


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