It was possibly the top arm of it's time but very limited distribution. I can't recall having seen one. Sumiko's "The Arm" was supposidly inspired by it. I'll try to find a test but I don't recall any. Stan
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Corby, wow. I mean woooowwww. You have some great arms there. The Breuer arms are still being made as they always were, one at a time, by hand:
You may be able to correspond with Breuer himself or the importer if you have questions.
Again, wow some find arms there; I can only dream..........
i bought the max and the 1500 new back in the 80's. great combo. i bought the breuer used recently and it sounded incredible on the ddx, hence the move to the rx1500. i know jody of globe audio well. can't afford the new breuer (yet....). i think that the 9" breuer will blow away the 12" micro seiki , from what i've heard already. i'm just waiting for the cable and some machining of parts to fit the breuer to the 1500. there's something special about the breuer.....
well i finally got everything together to mount the breuer on the micro 1500. i would not have ever thought that there would be so much improvement possible in changing tonearms. comparing it to the max 282, the breuer sounds alive. tremendous depth of soundstage and tons of life in the highs and mids. vocals are real, piano is real, bass is tight and defined. what a beautiful arm. the max has a new home on my ddx because the breuer is now at home on my rx1500!
Brizonbiovizier, can you expand on your statement about the brinkman? i'd be interested in understanding what differences you heard. thanks.
I owned a 5 for more than 10 years in the 90s.It replaced a Fidelity Research 64fx in my system.I found it significantly better than the FR making that arm sounding flat and lacking in detail.
For a long time the Breuer was mounted simultaneously as a Goldmund T3 on a Goldmund table. On the odd occasion that the T3 worked it showed the Breuer to be somewhat lightweight sounding with well defined but not very powerful bass, lacking in dynamics and with quite a narrow soundstage getting even narrower at the back.
I always had a nagging suspicion that the 5 geometry was not quite correct. It is the only arm I ever owned that had audible end of side distortion,no matter how many times I remounted it.Interesting that all the later Breuer arms were longer than the 5.
Despite that I still miss the 5. It had a delicacy and beauty to its sound that I have never heard since.BTW cartridges used with it was an EMT vd Hul and Koetsu Onyx.Despite huge differences in weight both worked very well.
Corby.........ooohhh, thanks. That's way cool. Are those angled mirrors above the turntables? I must've missed the bus, mine are over the bed, next to the pole. LOL. Did the dog get to your DIY speaker directions before you could put the woofers and tweeters in there? Just having a bit of fun. I think that the rig looks just fabulous, the DDX-1000 is a blast from the past. I used to own one, still have an MR-711 in the closet somewhere. Thanks again, and good luck with the chase.