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Products - Analog - Tone Arm
Product Brand : Acoustical Systems
Product Name : Axiom 12" Reference tonearm
Product Genre : Analog
Condition : NEW

Analog tonearms in particular have always drawn my prime interest among all components of the audio-chain.

In the past 20+ years I have designed a good range of not-so-ordinary high-end analog front-end audio components.

Starting with the 440lbs bi-radial air-bearing and air-suspended APOLYT-turntable - continuing with the UNI-Protractor triangular alignment instrument, the UNI-P2S and the arché headshell.

However, what was always on my mind, was the all-out-assault on the analog tonearm design - actually the tonearm I always wanted for myself.

A dynamically full balanced pivot tonearm which finally takes into account all geometrical aspects, all the various inherent forces and combines all solutions in a most consequent way. 

Thus the very best performance possible for any given cartridge is enabled.

This tonearm design is now accomplished.

It is manifested in the AXIOM

(ancient greek: 'that, which commends itself as evident', the premise of reasoning in logic)

Exclusive features of the AXIOM:


* VTF (vertical tracking force) non-touch-adjustment: on-the-fly - during play.

* SRA adjustment is independent from tonearm height (fixed mounting head)

* dynamic tunable effective moving mass

   - from 22 gr to 42 gr effective moving mass in fixed mounting version.

   - from 29 gr to 48 gr effective moving mass in SME-bayonet version.

* dynamic antiskating 

   - w/exchangeable inserts for any tangential curve!

* carbide hardend titanium / carbon-composite arm pipe with

   internal liquid dampening on whole inner surface.

* exchangeable inserts in counterweight tuned to cartridge's compliance.

   Thus eliminating low frequency resonance peak.

* the AXIOM and it’s bearing axis can be precisely leveled on it's own. This is independent from the plinth's level and done with 3 precision set screws around the center mounting screw (these are covered by the large round metal cap and not visible when mounted).

  Acoustical Systems - Axiom 12" Reference tonearm
Price (MSRP)  
CAD 28495.00 Special Order
USD 20943.83
  Acoustical Systems - LEICA black or silver upgrade finish
Price (MSRP)  
CAD 2000.00 Special Order
USD 1470.00
  Acoustical Systems - Axiom in Satin gold finish upgrade
Price (MSRP)  
CAD 7000.00 Special Order
USD 5145.00

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