10.5

The »10.5« is considered one of the best tonearms in the world and is used as a reference (and highly recommended) by magazines and reviewers alike throughout the world. The »10.5« is a true allaround tonearm. With a dynamic mass of 12 grams, it works well with any modern cartridge; and with 10.5” length, it is still short enough for most turntables designed for 9-inch arms, yet also long enough for 12-inch arm bases. For optimum resonance control and high torsional stability, the »10.5« is made from aluminum and stainless steel; a high tech synthetic material is also used. For the same reasons, the headshell is nondetachable and the surface of the arm tube has also been treated with special anodizing. A double gimballed suspension, with precision ball bearings free of play, ensures precise and frictionless tracking. The vertical downforce and the dynamic mass can be adjusted over a wide range thanks to the split collar counterweight. Skating is compensated for without any contact by magnetic force. (Too bad you actually will hardly ever notice any of these efforts. Because simply put, the better a tone arm works, the more you’ll hear what has been cut into the vinyl: music!)

Brinkmann 10.5

Specifications

Distance platter center to tonearm bearing center 244 mm
Effective length 259.8 mm
Overhang 15.8 mm
Cartridge mount 1/2” connector, long holes
Minimum distance between mounting surface and platter top 25 mm
Mounting depth 30 mm
Cartridge weight min. 4, max. 16 g
Dynamic mass ca. 12 g
Total weight ca. 300 g
Counterweight 180 g
Scope of delivery tonearm with flying leads (unterminated), tools
Options tonearm with standard 5-pin connector (SME type)
 

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