Acos Lustre GST 1
Popular Japanese arm with height, tracking force and anti-skate adjustment. The arm is fitted with a removable headshell.
To make reliable tracing possible at a low stylus pressure under 1g the inside force cancel is needed.
This new system used in the GST-1 stabilised the cancel by making use of the magnetic repulsion skilfully without giving any mechanic friction resistance over all and also without injuring the rotating function of the tonearm, having relation either with the temperature change nor the alternation by years.
To make an accurate tracing whenever you change the cartridge, you have to change the arm height.
Our GST-1 is equipped, with the height adjustment lever of the arm base, which can easily adjust accurately within 10mm height (1mm step measure).
Effective length: 237mm
Height adjustment: 10mm
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I have had one of these for a couple of years now. It is superb with my new Denon DL 160. Plenty of space around the instruments. Excellent bass, Middle and treble. Silky strings and biting brass it's such an exciting sound. Tracks at 1.6 grams. My speakers are Lowther DX4 in Headlund Horns. Valve amplification, and G Naulty Pre-amp. Thorens Modified TD150 Turntable, Awsome..
10/10 by Terry_Thacker
I have owned my Acos Lustre GST-1 since the early 1970s and I am STILL using it today.
In the 1970s we had parties every week which went on till dawn and this tone arm was used with my Garrard 401 transcription turntable (which I also still use) and a Shure M75 EJ type II ( long gone) to supply the music ( I was the DJ).
This tone arm is STILL in PERFECT working order and I have never done anything to it, but these days I have a Linn K9 attached to it.
The Garrard 401 has had a little attention over the years but it is also running perfectly today.
I am so pleased that I decided on this setup all those years ago, I was at one point tempted to go for the SME tone arm but never liked the silly fishing line compensation arrangement which is obviously a source of friction.
So for the last 43 years or so I have been a very happy music listener and have never felt the need to change either the tone arm or the turntable !!!
10/10 by fasterthanlightening
Good range of adjustment, very well thought out and good build quality, super sound scale and easy to set up. the only down side is the hole cutout for mounting is a little tricky. i would say it is a well balanced clear sounding arm. posted 2013
9/10 by desertdog
Nicely built arm with a good range of adjustment
8/10 by JaS
this looks just like the arm that came stock on my sansui sr4050c minus the vta adjustment
8/10 by wayneg
I'm certain that there are better arms in existence, but I'd like to give a shout out to the Lustre GST 1 that I've owned almost 35 years. The arm is very well built. It is bulletproof. I have never had one bit of trouble with it. I had Audio Orgami perform their wiring modification and it is just that much better than it was before. I have mounted many different cartridges over the years and each of them has performed well. It seems that the effective mass is right in the sweet spot of most cartridges.
8/10 by Gary7m