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

 



Conqueror MkIII

ORIGIN LIVE

Conqueror MkIII

Almost nothing compares

$5,500.00 OLCQ3

Encounter MkIII

ORIGIN LIVE

Encounter MkIII

$2,750.00 OLE3

Enterprise Mk3 tonearm

ORIGIN LIVE

Enterprise Mk3 tonearm

$6,930.00 OLN3

GH228 Export

HADCOCK

GH228 Export

$1,650.00 GH228E

GH242 Export

HADCOCK

GH242 Export

$1,650.00 GH242E

GH242 Integra

HADCOCK

GH242 Integra

$2,530.00 GH242I

GH242 Super Silver

HADCOCK

GH242 Super Silver

$2,860.00 GH242SS

Illustrious MkIII tonearm

ORIGIN LIVE

Illustrious MkIII tonearm

$3,795.00 OLI3

MOTH 220 tonearm (Rega OEM220)

MOTH GROUP

MOTH 220 tonearm (Rega OEM220)

$440.00 mg220

MOTH 330 tonearm (Rega OEM330)

MOTH GROUP

MOTH 330 tonearm (Rega OEM330)

$799.00 mg330

Onyx tonearm

ORIGIN LIVE

Onyx tonearm

high performance arm built to a budget

$985.00 OLO

TA-214J  9" Dynamic Balance Tonearm

Jasmine Audio

TA-214J 9" Dynamic Balance Tonearm

With SME-type removable headshell

$999.00 JSTA214J

23% OFF RRP $1,298.00
Zephyr tonearm

ORIGIN LIVE

Zephyr tonearm

$1,980.00 OLZ