Thorens TP 82: OEM Tonearm 9” Uni-pivot
Uni-pivot bearing: The innovative, minimal-friction bearing system uses a conical carbide tip resting within an intricate arrangement of five small bearing balls.
Arm tube: The arm tube is manufactured from cold-forged, eight-layer aluminium. A laser vibrometer was used to analyse the tube’s resonances, enabling our designers to target specific frequencies.
Headshell: The headshell material is reinforced with carbon fibre to provide an extremely high level of rigidity. Overhang can be adjusted either by sliding the headshell into the desired position on the tube or by adjusting the entire tube in the bearing block.
Tracking force: The tracking force can be adjusted by rotating the tonearm counterweights, which are decoupled by means of rubber rings. The larger weight provides rough adjustment, while the smaller, eccentric weight is used for fine adjustment of the tracking force and also to adjust azimuth.
Anti-skating: The anti-skating force is set by hanging the bias weight on the tonearm’s bias shaft.
VTA: The vertical tracking angle be easily adjusted by loosening the arm collar lock nut and raising or lowering the entire tonearm.