It is often said that two heads are better than one when it comes to solving a problem. Many passionate vinyl lovers have long believed that two tonearms are better than one; the rationale being that one tonearm/cartridge can be dedicated to extracting the most from stereo microgroove records while a second can do duty for the playback of mono pressings.
For many years Brinkmann Audio addressed this niche with their two-arm Lagrange turntable, a product which I own as a personal reference. The Lagrange was recently discontinued and replaced by the new king of the hill, a special two-arm version of the venerable Balance turntable.
Audio Fidelity showed this new model, to critical acclaim, at the 2013 Australian Audio & AV Show in partnership with the Brinkmann Audio 12.1 tonearm and the peerless Axiom tonearm from Acoustical Systems. Now, our glowing sentiments have been echoed in a stellar review of the new two-arm Balance turntable by Jason Kennedy at www.the-ear.net. I invite you to follow this link for all of the juicy sonic details.