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Basis Vector 4 Tonearm

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    MY TAKE: The philosophies underlying Basis designs are sound principles of physics; provable concepts that result in the most accurate replay of records possible. Precise execution of those principles is critical, and you’ll find Basis turntables are made with exacting care and precision machining unsurpassed in the industry. Without question, some of the finest analog gear on the planet.  – Galen Carol
     

    The Basis Vector Tonearm is a marvel of novel engineering and precise execution. Designer A.J. Conti’s 16 years of analog design experience have been poured into the new creation, which employs a unique strategy of combining elements from both unipivot and fixed bearing designs. The new, advanced bearing system is said to solve problems that have plagued previous designs, including bearing chatter, lack of azimuth correction and azimuth “rocking” created by record warps. The result is a tonearm of stellar performance.


    The Vector armtube is fabricated using a “matrix” alloy, a metallurgical development which controls the crystalline structure, optimizing both strength and resonance control. Further internal damping is employed to yield an inert armtube that effectively controls vibration.


    Like all Basis products, Vector is beautifully constructed. Attention to detail and fit and finish is first rate. The arm is wired with a single run of wire - an unbroken lead from cartridge clips to the male RCAs. The wire is the company's own design and is fabulous. Consider the fact that the Vector 4 includes this cable, as many competing arms require an arm lead be purchased separately.


    Basis Knowledge Base Videos


    REVIEWS:
     

    ”One of the biggest benefits was the arm’s ability to deliver an image into which the speakers sank and vanished… You simply heard ambient detail that was being revealed for the first time, describing not just the location of the performers relative to each other, but the space in which they were performing.” – HiFi News


    “The Basis 2800 turntable and Vector 4 tonearm are stunningly crafted, superbly performing components, capable of elevating any high-end sound system. They are indeed magical and are pleasure machines of the highest order.”

    “It is hard to convey in a single summary paragraph all of the areas in which the Basis 2800/Vector 4 represents unequalled achievement, but let me try. I would certainly include perfectionist build quality, seemingly flawless fit and finish, exquisite attention to detail, utter neutrality of sound, unrestrained dynamics and the ability to render ambience, space and image size at a level I have never heard from other products. The Vector 4 tonearm never mistracks and is a joy to operate, yielding a significantly welcomed freedom from the anxiety that used to accompany the tracing distortions I heard in other arms. All of this comes from a company that has developed a sterling reputation while shipping high-end turntables for 22 years and offering a 10-year warranty. Bravo Basis Audio!” – 6 Moons


    This arm is a true masterpiece. When Conti walked David Fletcher—auteur of The Arm and the SOTA turntables and, like Conti himself, one of the few designers in audio you can call a scientist—through the design, Fletcher said, “Congratulations, you have solved the problems that drove me crazy about both ball bearing and unipivot arms.” Conti asked if there were any compromises in his solution; Fletcher replied, “None.” I know Fletcher well—he does not impress easily.” - TAS


    CUSTOMER COMMENTS:


    "Let me take a minute to tell you about this fantastic combination. My old Well Tempered table/arm was very similar to the 2001/Vector in that it presented an analog warmth that our 5" aluminum disc format can never match, but that is where the similarities end. The WTT was a bit ripe in the mid-bass, while missing deep bass and was slightly etched sounding in the upper midrange. The 2001/Vector was a completely different animal. First and foremost, the 2001's suspension produced an extremely quiet, jet-black background. The last time I felt this amount of silence was when I heard a VPI TNT atop an active Vibraplane. And at one-third the cost of that setup, the 2001 is a force to be reckoned with. Secondly, the 2001/Vector combination produced the deepest, tightest bass that I have ever heard in this price range. The upper mids and lower highs were extremely smooth and natural. When listening, at night, to Jennifer Warnes "Famous Blue Raincoat" I was startled more than once at the sheer realism in her voice. I actually opened my eyes to see if she was really there. Combined with Transfiguration's Spirit cartridge, this combination is by far the best "bang-for-the-buck" package I have ever had the pleasure of listening to in my home. Thank you so much for working with me. I look forward to many beautiful, evening listening sessions with my new analog front end.” -  David F.


    "I received the Vector yesterday in great shape! AJ spoke very highly of yourself in a note he sent along with the tonearm instructions. And you were spot on in your assessment of the much fuller bass, and dynamics - especially the inner details that really bring the big climaxes to bear.
    Set up was a breeze. The Vector alignment gauge is apparently based on the Baerwald curve as it was a perfect match for the WallyTractor Baerwald curve. Dead on, and easier to set the overhang vs the Wallytractor.  Killer tonearm! I feel like sending an email to AJ that reads "Woopee.... Wow! ..... Holy S---!........... What the?? ...... Oh Yea! ......... Damn, checkout Mingus........."
    Galen once again, this was a pleasure. As always. I couldn't agree with AJ Conti more, as you are a class act. Much appreciated."
    - Kevin W.


    Note: Arm shown with optional micrometer VTA adjuster.

     

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Basis Vector 4 Tonearm

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Description


 

MY TAKE: The philosophies underlying Basis designs are sound principles of physics; provable concepts that result in the most accurate replay of records possible. Precise execution of those principles is critical, and you’ll find Basis turntables are made with exacting care and precision machining unsurpassed in the industry. Without question, some of the finest analog gear on the planet.  – Galen Carol
 

The Basis Vector Tonearm is a marvel of novel engineering and precise execution. Designer A.J. Conti’s 16 years of analog design experience have been poured into the new creation, which employs a unique strategy of combining elements from both unipivot and fixed bearing designs. The new, advanced bearing system is said to solve problems that have plagued previous designs, including bearing chatter, lack of azimuth correction and azimuth “rocking” created by record warps. The result is a tonearm of stellar performance.


The Vector armtube is fabricated using a “matrix” alloy, a metallurgical development which controls the crystalline structure, optimizing both strength and resonance control. Further internal damping is employed to yield an inert armtube that effectively controls vibration.


Like all Basis products, Vector is beautifully constructed. Attention to detail and fit and finish is first rate. The arm is wired with a single run of wire - an unbroken lead from cartridge clips to the male RCAs. The wire is the company's own design and is fabulous. Consider the fact that the Vector 4 includes this cable, as many competing arms require an arm lead be purchased separately.


Basis Knowledge Base Videos


REVIEWS:
 

”One of the biggest benefits was the arm’s ability to deliver an image into which the speakers sank and vanished… You simply heard ambient detail that was being revealed for the first time, describing not just the location of the performers relative to each other, but the space in which they were performing.” – HiFi News


“The Basis 2800 turntable and Vector 4 tonearm are stunningly crafted, superbly performing components, capable of elevating any high-end sound system. They are indeed magical and are pleasure machines of the highest order.”

“It is hard to convey in a single summary paragraph all of the areas in which the Basis 2800/Vector 4 represents unequalled achievement, but let me try. I would certainly include perfectionist build quality, seemingly flawless fit and finish, exquisite attention to detail, utter neutrality of sound, unrestrained dynamics and the ability to render ambience, space and image size at a level I have never heard from other products. The Vector 4 tonearm never mistracks and is a joy to operate, yielding a significantly welcomed freedom from the anxiety that used to accompany the tracing distortions I heard in other arms. All of this comes from a company that has developed a sterling reputation while shipping high-end turntables for 22 years and offering a 10-year warranty. Bravo Basis Audio!” – 6 Moons


This arm is a true masterpiece. When Conti walked David Fletcher—auteur of The Arm and the SOTA turntables and, like Conti himself, one of the few designers in audio you can call a scientist—through the design, Fletcher said, “Congratulations, you have solved the problems that drove me crazy about both ball bearing and unipivot arms.” Conti asked if there were any compromises in his solution; Fletcher replied, “None.” I know Fletcher well—he does not impress easily.” - TAS


CUSTOMER COMMENTS:


"Let me take a minute to tell you about this fantastic combination. My old Well Tempered table/arm was very similar to the 2001/Vector in that it presented an analog warmth that our 5" aluminum disc format can never match, but that is where the similarities end. The WTT was a bit ripe in the mid-bass, while missing deep bass and was slightly etched sounding in the upper midrange. The 2001/Vector was a completely different animal. First and foremost, the 2001's suspension produced an extremely quiet, jet-black background. The last time I felt this amount of silence was when I heard a VPI TNT atop an active Vibraplane. And at one-third the cost of that setup, the 2001 is a force to be reckoned with. Secondly, the 2001/Vector combination produced the deepest, tightest bass that I have ever heard in this price range. The upper mids and lower highs were extremely smooth and natural. When listening, at night, to Jennifer Warnes "Famous Blue Raincoat" I was startled more than once at the sheer realism in her voice. I actually opened my eyes to see if she was really there. Combined with Transfiguration's Spirit cartridge, this combination is by far the best "bang-for-the-buck" package I have ever had the pleasure of listening to in my home. Thank you so much for working with me. I look forward to many beautiful, evening listening sessions with my new analog front end.” -  David F.


"I received the Vector yesterday in great shape! AJ spoke very highly of yourself in a note he sent along with the tonearm instructions. And you were spot on in your assessment of the much fuller bass, and dynamics - especially the inner details that really bring the big climaxes to bear.
Set up was a breeze. The Vector alignment gauge is apparently based on the Baerwald curve as it was a perfect match for the WallyTractor Baerwald curve. Dead on, and easier to set the overhang vs the Wallytractor.  Killer tonearm! I feel like sending an email to AJ that reads "Woopee.... Wow! ..... Holy S---!........... What the?? ...... Oh Yea! ......... Damn, checkout Mingus........."
Galen once again, this was a pleasure. As always. I couldn't agree with AJ Conti more, as you are a class act. Much appreciated."
- Kevin W.


Note: Arm shown with optional micrometer VTA adjuster.

 

ADD A CARTRIDGE AND QUALIFY FOR SPECIAL PACKAGE SAVINGS! CALL FOR DETAILS