ABOUT Integrity Hi-Fi
Integrity HiFi is based out of London, Ontario (in Canada). In recent years, Integrity Hi-Fi has developed quite a name for itself. For this very reason, across the globe, as well as in Indonesia, audiophiles are searching for ways to acquire Integrity HiFi’s new, groundbreaking equipment. This is an innovative producer that has developed a strategic method to create a tonearm built from an entirely new concept.
Alongside this, Integrity HiFi has also successfully produced a wide range of other products. Some of these include:
- Tru-Lift Automatic Tonearm Lifter
- Tru-Sweep Anti-Static Brush
- Tru-Kleen Stylus Cleaner
In regards to the Tru-Glider Tonearm, this is the very first time a design like this has been created, and the demand for its supply (on a global scale) is increasing rapidly.
Integrity HiFi is a company that is wholly dedicated to enhancing the listening experience. The technology employed here has been carefully curated in order to minimize any distortion or possible interruptions that may detract quality from desired ‘pure & original’ sound.
For Vinyl Lovers in Indonesia, at Phantom Audio, we stock the official Tru-Glider Tonearm, which we can comfortably distribute nationally as well as internationally.
Tru-Glider - Pendulum Floating Tonearm
What makes the Tru-Glider so special, is that the design works with no friction at all, meaning that it doesn’t use bearings. Not only is this a new concept as well as a modern design, but it also aids the listening experience in a way that allows for a pristine level of reproduction.
A number of audiophiles might think that creating a Tonearm without bearing friction or a Uni-Pivot is impossible. When it comes to Integrity HiFi, this statement couldn’t be further from the truth.
The Tru Glider Tonearm is certainly a revolutionary product and one that will provide the listener with a highly superior experience, yet with Zero friction points. The design is innovative and incorporates a zero offset (using pendulum suspension).
What this means, is that the arm is almost weightless. The tonearm itself is suspended at a Single point with the use of very fine polyethylene (Dacron Monofilament). Resulting in a function that needs not rely on a pivot point. Made from only the finest, high-quality materials, the unique style, and function/operation of the final product here speaks for itself. Another unique quality is that the tonearm is aligned to be perfectly straight, therefore it doesn’t require anti-skate. Following the very same principle of a Linear-tracking tonearm, yet without the presence of friction or the need to mount.
TRU-SWEEP Anti Static SPINNING Uni Pivot Dust Brush
TRU-KLEEN Stylus Cleaner - Simpler way to Clean your Stylus
The Reviews & Awards
- PF Writer’s Choice Awards (2020)
- PF HiFi Review – Gary Lea (2020)
- Stereonet Review – Jay Garrett (2020)
- Collaboration – Village Technics SL1200 MK 2 Table with Tru Glider Tonearm
The Creators – Carlo Lupo & Tina Jang
The design geniuses behind Integrity HiFi are none other than, Carlo Lupo and Tina Jang. In terms of fabrication and initial design, the Tru series of products are the brainchild of Carlo Lupo himself. Tina, on the other hand, runs the business, managing most of the marketing as well as the communications aspect.
Together, they have developed a trustworthy name and products that are in high demand within the vinyl lover community.
Carlo Lupo is extremely fastidious and is keen on enforcing high quality, tight specifications, and a production level that would excite most audiophiles. All of the products in their range are comprised of surgical stainless steel (304 & 316).
For those unaware of this material’s properties, it is especially intensive to work with, but remains to be one of the most durable metals aside from titanium. Carlo Lupo on a personal level is a rather mysterious individual, but his inventions are certainly destined to last a lifetime. Any true vinyl lover would know this; the tonearms are especially evocative and can be used on various tables, with no large changes needed.Every single piece is crafted with proper care, attention, and represents the true labor of Carlo’s love! Audiophiles in Indonesia and across the planet know the value of Lupo’s creations and they are being added to numerous vinyl rituals each day. Whilst not too much is known about Carlo Lupo or Tina Jang’s personal life, one thing’s for sure, their products are sublime, and are therefore in consistent demand.