Tone Arm

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Tone Arm


a component of the sound pickup that holds the pickup head and makes possible movement of the head from the edge of a phonograph record to its center.

A tone arm is usually a hollow metal rod. The pickup head is mounted on one end of the rod; the other end is equipped with a stalk that is used to rotate the tone arm in the vertical and horizontal planes and a counterweight that is used to adjust the pressure exerted by the pickup on the record groove. A special device ensures the smooth lowering of the pickup head onto the record.


Apollonova, L. P., and N. D. Shumova. Gramzapis’ i ee vosproizvedenie. Moscow, 1973.
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The supply coordinator at Rega, Ky Gandy, says that even though the single-piece cast-aluminium tone arm was first introduced in the 1980s it is still an incredibly hard part to make.
The company has achieved "near frictionless movement" horizontally and vertically with its tone arm designs, while having "no measurable free play in the bearing assemblies"--which in reality is around one or two microns of movement.
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Choose your speed (45 or 33-1/3 rpm -- a button on top of the chassis assembly toggles between the two), depress the power button to start the platter rotating, gently lift the tone arm so the stylus hovers over the dead space at the LP's extreme, and lower the tone arm using the cueing lever.
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The problem with this approach is that the Beogram's tone arm and cartridge are anything but standard issue.
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