Gimbal Bearing Stereo Tonearm
The 774SM was Mission's top of the range arm before it's final development into the legendary Mechanic tonearm.
Manufactured by GB Tools that also made the Zeta tonearm, the 774SM features a large diameter arm tube with bonded alloy headshell, suspended from a high mass gimbal assembly with low friction bearings.
Anti-skate bias adjustment is via a thread and weight.
Type: gimbal bearing
Headshell: non detachable
Effective mass: 16g
Effective length: 228mm
Mounting distance: 210mm
Mounting pattern: linn
Bearing friction: less than 5mg (vertical), 15mg (horizontal)
Adjustments provided: height, overhang, offset
Mission have provided us with a genuine advance in arm performance and sound quality with the 774SM. Well suited to top performance, low-compliance, moving coil cartridges it offers fine sound quality at a most realistic price and is therefore warmly recommended - £197 HiFi Choice 1984
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Built by GB Tools who also made the Zeta and shares the house sound with excellent bass and sweet treble. Some bearing problems on early arms. Rare.
9/10 by JaS
a delicate thing and close to invisible
8/10 by lynlp12
Sublime sound. All round balanced sound. Handles most cartridges. Easy to set up and just looks great.
10/10 by bubba45
My tonearm of choice. Can handle modern cartridges (currently Benz Micro Wood SL). Welle made can be updated with new wire. Half the price of an Ittok, no idea why.
9/10 by slawts