Tonearms

Tonearms perform an important role on a turntable as they allow the cartridge to faithfully trace the undulations of the vinyl record's groove. They need to do this without introducing vibrations which would colour the sound and with very low vertical and horizontal friction so that the stylus rides in the centre of the groove and doesn't push against one side wall or the other. Many inexpensive turntables have a tonearm included which at the best can only be classed as mediocre. High quality turntables can have a variety of tonearms fitted. There have been and still are many brands and designs of tone arms on the market - some extraordinarily expensive.

Most tonearms are pivoted and therefore there is a small amount of tracking distortion which needs to be minimised by aligning the cartridge correctly. This can be eliminated by parallel tracking tonearms but these are usually quite expensive. Most tonearms have horizontal and vertical bearings but uni-pivot tonearms have a single point that they pivot on. Most modern tonearms are medium mass and work with a wide variety of cartridges, but there are also light weight and heavier tonearms available. 

HADCOCK

JELCO

ORIGIN LIVE

REK-O-KUT

 



HADCOCK GH228 Export

HADCOCK GH228 Export

$1,650.00 GH228E

HADCOCK GH242 Cryo

HADCOCK GH242 Cryo

$2,200.00 GH242C

HADCOCK GH242 Export

HADCOCK GH242 Export

$1,650.00 GH242E

HADCOCK GH242 Export Cryo

HADCOCK GH242 Export Cryo

$1,980.00 GH242EC

HADCOCK GH242 Integra

HADCOCK GH242 Integra

$2,530.00 GH242I

HADCOCK GH242 Super Silver

HADCOCK GH242 Super Silver

$2,860.00 GH242SS

MOTH 202 tonearm (Rega OEM202)

MOTH 202 tonearm (Rega OEM202)

$308.00 MG202

23% OFF RRP $399.00
MOTH 303 tonearm (Rega OEM303)

MOTH 303 tonearm (Rega OEM303)

$528.00 MG303

24% OFF RRP $699.00
ORIGIN LIVE Conqueror MkIII

ORIGIN LIVE Conqueror MkIII

$4,180.00 OLCQ3

ORIGIN LIVE Encounter MkIII

ORIGIN LIVE Encounter MkIII

$2,420.00 OLE3

ORIGIN LIVE Enterprise Mk3 tonearm

ORIGIN LIVE Enterprise Mk3 tonearm

$6,930.00 OLN3

ORIGIN LIVE Illustrious MkIII

ORIGIN LIVE Illustrious MkIII

$2,970.00 OLI3

ORIGIN LIVE Onyx tonearm

ORIGIN LIVE Onyx tonearm

high performance arm built to a budget

$890.00 OLO

ORIGIN LIVE Silver Mk3A tonearm

ORIGIN LIVE Silver Mk3A tonearm

$1,175.00 OLS3A

ORIGIN LIVE Zephyr tonearm

ORIGIN LIVE Zephyr tonearm

$1,485.00 OLZ

REK-O-KUT S-260 MkII 12" oil-damped audiophile transcription tonearm

REK-O-KUT S-260 MkII 12" oil-damped audiophile tra

$1,485.00 RKS260MkII