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Products - Analog - Tone Arm
Product Brand : Sorane
Product Name : Model TA-1 tonearm
Product Genre : Analog
Condition : NEW

One of the most senior tonearm designers in Japan, with nearly 40 years of experience, has been kind to develop these new tonearms specifically for export by Sibatech.  These tonearms, with competitive pricing and good value, are the TA-1 and SA-1.

The following features are shared between these two tonearms:

  • Both are machine-tooled and hand-assembled by skilled Japanese craftsmen.  This highly skilled and delicate hand-assembly differentiates Abis tonearms from similar mass-produced Japanese tonearms.  Standard quality high-volume tonearms are produced by die-casting and semi-automatic assembly line processes to keep production costs low.
  • Skilled hand assembly does not simply mean “combining the constituent parts by hand”.  Skilled hand assembly involves measurement, adjustment and hand-fitting to produce optimal interface between machined surfaces.  Once completed, the fitment between every part is ideal, satisfying the necessary conditions for vibration-free and noise-free reproduction of analog sound.
  • Most importantly, the key to tonearm quality is highly sensitive and delicate motion, for which the bearings are the determining factor.
  • Concerning the reproduced sound from these models:  The designer is confident you will get precise and clean sound, which can only be had from hand-made tonearms, but at a very reasonable price with these arms.
  • In particular, the SA-1 will produce rich and tight bass, coming from the extremely rigid rectangular shaped arm-wand.


TA-1 tonearm:

* The major key to tonearm quality is the sensitivity and stability in retrieving delicate signals, for which the bearings are the determining factor. The TA-1 employs a miniature radial bearing for horizontal movement and a miniature pivot bearing for vertical movement. Very high performance is achieved at a reasonable price.
* The body is constructed from a machine-tooled solid aluminum block.
* The hand-assembled arm wand satisfies every vital condition necessary for vibration-free and noise-free reproduction.
* Reproduced sound is precise and clean, thanks to hand assembly by highly skilled craftsmen.
* Comes with detachable headshell, phono cable (RCA output plug, or optionally as XLR), screws, washers, wrench and marking pin.

Length: 305mm
Spindle center to arm pivot distance: 216mm
Stylus to pivot distance: 232mm
Overhang: 16mm
Cartridge weight: 15-29 grams, including headshell
Net weight: 580g (with headshell attached: 597g)


  Abis / Sorane TA-1 (9" tonearm)
Price (MSRP)  
CAD 2100.00
USD 1606.50
  Abis / Sorane TA-1L (12.7" tonearm)
Price (MSRP)  
CAD 2700.00
USD 2065.50

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