Occasionally, Helius will reacquire some of its past products. There are primarily two reasons, the first is to maintain a stock of older parts for purposes of repairing the classic tonearms.

We do this because parts required to complete a restoration are often ‘one-offs’ and therefore uneconomical to manufacture

by CNC  -  the aesthetic curves on many of our parts preclude manual machining. So reusing parts from partially dismantled arms can be a good source of parts for us.

The second reason being the opportunity to add a rare example to the Helius museum. It’s surprising how many ‘specials’ a

company can make of a forty year span.

Some owners of the classic arms want to upgrade from one early model to a later version of the same design rather than acquire a new product. This is particularly true of Orion’s and Scorpio arms.  We therefore try to keep a number of examples of our earlier products in stock.

Finally on this subject, we also offer a part-exchange service for people wanting to upgrade the older models. The most usual example being customers who will part exchange Scorpios and Aureus arms for an Orion or Cyalene.

The reason often cited is that collectors wish to maintain product consistent with a particular era - for instance to operate an arm/turntable that dates to the mid-1990’s..

Any customer having a classic Helius tonearm they no longer want, is welcome to contact us to negotiate the possible purchase of it, regardless of condition or completeness.

Please note, the above offers apply only to heritage product - new product must be purchased through an appointed agent.