A turntable without a properly calibrated tonearm? That’s like a point guard without a jump shot. (So Ricky Rubio, basically.) Which is why Fern & Roby spent so much time perfecting their own Unipivot tonearm, the central feature of this Montrose turntable.
Taking the best elements from its audiophile-adored, high-mass Tredegar turntable, the Virginia brand has added new user interface features (see: exposed bubble level, levelling feet), while the aforementioned tonearm is baked into the armboard for easy calibration and cartridge alignment.
And then there’s its handsome, eco-friendly richlite and bronze composition. Swoosh. ($6,250)