“The first thing that becomes instantly apparent on receipt of the Serene arm board, is that the exceptionally high quality of its finish and functionality has been the primary focus in its design and build, from its inception to the final product the love of the music has shone through, with no sign of any kind of emphasis on profit margins, with a class leading attention to detail it is easy to see why these arm boards are fast becoming firm favourites with those in the know.
The Solid Surface material is not only beautifully finished with its hand polished, high gloss surface but highly effective, and to my ears a natural choice. The three brass inserts allow a faultless connection between the sub-chassis and the arm board, bettering many offerings at up to five times this price point, and dare I say it, giving some well-known extremely high end one piece solutions something to think about. The inherently simple but highly effective fixings allow for removal of the arm board as often as you wish, without fear of damage or any alignment issues, a real plus for those of us that like our record decks to be easily adaptable and able to gradually evolve over time.
As with many LP12 upgrades of this nature the overall dynamics of the sound improvements are often subjective and easily overrated, however on this occasion I believe you can instantly experience a vast improvement over the original arm board.
If you haven’t already tried out the Serene Solid Surface board then my advice is to purchase one as soon as possible. Stack Audio are one of those increasingly rare companies that are born from a passion for perfection in what they produce, and judging by this first outstanding offering, I for one am very much looking forward to their future projects.”