brinkmann: tonearm 10.5

Brinkmann Tonearm 10.5

Tonearm: 10.5

The 10.5 is considered one of the best tonearms in the world and is used as a reference 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.

BrinkmannThe 10.5 features an infinitely variable Azimuth adjustment. A small clamping screw from under the arm tube holds the headshell in position. The headshell can be rotated by about ± 5° after untightening this screw. A precision-made plastic part mounted instead of the cartridge allows for aligning the headshell parallel to the platter or record surface. This plastic part has the same height like Brinkmann’s EMT-ti cartridge and allows additionally for alignment of the arm height. If a cartridge has some deviation in azimuth, adjustment can be done by rotating the headshell in the desired direction to set the stylus of your cartridge vertical to the record surface.

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