High praise from Martin Colloms and a coveted award for both tonearm and turntable.
“The engineering brilliance, machining excellence, build quality, remarkable compactness, ease of setup and use, and engaging sound make the SG1.1 turntable and Centroid tonearm landmark products.”
“..with the Centroid the dynamics were immense and the slam palpable… the Centroid presented an extremely tightly focused image, devoid of the textural smear or grain so obvious with other tonearms. What the Centroid demonstrates is that a reference-quality tonearm (it is among the very best of these) is essential if you are to extract everything that a topflight cartridge has to offer.”
“The engineering brilliance,machining excellence, build quality, remarkable compactness, and ease of setup and use of Spiral Groove’s SG1.1 turntable and Centroid tonearm – and of course their engaging sound quality – make them landmark products that only an audiofool would dismiss for their small size and lack of flashy excess. They’re on my shortlist for Product of the Year.”