Primary Control comes to Lotus as an exciting new analogue option. Bernd Hemmen is the visionary behind Netherlands based Primary Control and primarily a designer of beautifully realised tonearms. On offer are 4 quasi-unipivot models ranging from £3850 to £26,850. At the low end the Arrow tonearm offers exceptional build and ability for it’s more modest price and at the flagship end, the FCL Tonearm with its unique field coil loaded frictionless bearing has been hailed by some of the world’s most prolific turntable collectors as the one of the world’s best.
The Kinea is Primary Control’s first turntable. It’s inherent technologies and superb build position it just above the Thrax and Brinkmann decks we sell. It is a large footprint direct drive design with extensive use of Panzeholz and adjustable torque for fine tuning of the sound. Whilst its pricing of under £17,000 saves you tens of thousands over many of today’s ‘uber’ decks, it can be furnished with any of the 4 tonearms to suit your final budget.
Primary Control are in an interesting place right now. Bernd is a man full of ingenuity and there are more goodies to come from this outfit very soon. We are really excited about beginning our journey with them and proud to have such a beautiful new piece in the demo room. Please do come for a listen. Full details soon on the Lotus website.