Hadcock GH 242 Unipivot Tonearm

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  • The geometrically optimised Hadcock unipivot tonearm available in various configurations...
Hadcock GH242 Integra tonearm

The GH 242 Integra formerly the GH 242SE, this was the biggest seller until the Cryo family came along. The Integra uses the famous Incognito (Cardas) wiring throughout, offering a stunning sonic performance from the legendary cabling.

All 242 arm tubes are interchangeable, and the spare headhells allow for easy interchanging of cartridges. Giving the listener the choice of saving that expensive treasured cartridge for special listening sessions, whilst the old favorite can be employed at other times.

Set up of the Hadcock tone arms is a little harder than a fixed pivot arm, however, comprehensive easy to follow instructions are now available on this site and will be included with all new arms The quality of workmanship and finish make it a pleasure to assembly and fine tune. Once a unipivot is fixed and aligned. it will require minimal maintenance if any at all.

The GH 242 is suitable for almost all turntables including SME, Thorens, Michell, Nottingham Analogue, Linn and Origin Live to name but a few.

"I was extremely surprised at the performance of the “Hadcock GH242 export.” This arm (ignored and slated by the high fi press for years) proved to be a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” I did not expect the panoramic imaging to be as precise as was displayed. Neither did I think that the “export” would show transient abilities way beyond its price point would suggest. On solo piano this arm proved an exemplary performer adding very little of its own character to the overall quality of the vinyl being played. George Hadcock should be proud of this arm. Its performance was very similar to my own SME 5" Stewart Wennan, Hi-Fi World April 2004

"It's an excellent match for any high-quality, non-suspended table (also suspended see OL Aurora Gold review in Hi-Fi World - HIAudio). I'm sure it would also be right at home on rigidly suspended turntables such as the Avid or the Orbe. Now, I've saved the best for last. The Hadcock might be a very fine arm, but its price wouldn't let on. For some reason, I'd labored under the misconception that it weighed in at over £1000. At that price, I thought it a good deal, especially when you factor in the Incognito wiring. Turns out it costs £689.00 including Vat. That's $1,102 for the Yanks. What?! All I can say is, I'm amazed that you can get this quality of sound at that price. If I were in the market for a unipivot, this arm would be my first port of call. Land ahoi! You know what us sailors do after a long absence from solid ground under our feet, don't ya?." Edward Baker on the GH242 SE (Integra) Edward Barker, 6Moons May 2003.

"The Hadcock's price is roughly comparable with the Rega 900 and the SME300 range and, in my opinion, it is both more versatile and more able than either. In truth its performance places it in a higher class altogether. All-in-all, whether you view it as a bargain high-ender or as an improbably musical medium-pricer the GH242 SE deserves a long, blissful listen." Hi-Fi World June 2000

All arms come with a 1 year warranty against defective workmanship, and advice on cartridge types is freely offered.

Technical Specification

Hadcock 242 Pick up arm
Mounting Hole Diameter 3/8" (15.87mm)
Overall Length 12.0" (304.8mm)
Height 1.70" - 3.5" (43mm - 90mm)
Pivot Stem Length to Top of Arm 3.4" (86.4mm)
Pivot to Stylus Point 9.6" (243.8mm)
Pivot To Center of Turntable 8.9" (226.0mm)
Offset Angle 23°
Rear Overhang 2.40" (62mm) maximum
Headshell Mounting 0.50" (12.7mm) centers
Cartridge Mass 3 - 12g

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UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Non Mainland locations - Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland may take a day or so longer and are not Free of Charge. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL. 

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COLLECT IN STORE OR HOME INSTALL:At the request of the manufacturer some items cannot be supplied by mail order but you can click and buy them and then elect to collect them from our store or arrange a home install (if applicable). Applicable items clearly state that they are Collect in store or home install. Once ordered you will receive a message prompting you to contact us by phone or email to arrange for us to deliver and install or to reserve and collect from our store at your convenience, you will also be advised of the delivery time / stock availability as not all Home install / collect in store items are held in stock. 

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