Brinkmann 10.5 Tonearm

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The Brinkmann 10.5 is elegant, easy to set up and use. Adjustments to VTA, HTA, azimuth and tracking force are easily performed and once optimized, stable over the long term. – Jules Coleman

Product Description

Brinkmann 10.5 Tonearm Specifications

Distance platter center to tonearm bearing center244 mm
Effective length259.8 mm
Overhang15.8 mm
Cartridge mount1/2” connector, long holes
Minimum distance between mounting surface and platter top25 mm
Mounting depth30 mm
Cartridge weight min. 4, max. 16 g
Dynamic massca. 12 g
Total weightca. 300 g
Counterweight180 g
Included in Deliverytonearm with flying leads (unterminated), tools
Options tonearm w/ standard 5-pin connector (SME type)

The Brinkmann 10.5 is widely considered one of the best tonearms in the world and is used as a reference by magazines and reviewers alike throughout the world. With a dynamic mass of 12 grams, the Brinkmann 10.5 is a medium compliance tonearm works well with most modern cartridges. The 10.5” length provides improved tonearm tracing characteristics over standard 9″ tonearms, yet is short enough to fit on most tables designed for 9″ tonearms and yet will also work with most tables designed for a 12″ tonearm.

For optimum resonance control and high torsional stability, the Brinkmann 10.5 is made from aluminum and stainless steel. To further improve performance, a high tech synthetic material is also used. Likewise, the headshell is nondetachable and the surface of the arm tube has been treated with special anodizing.

The double gimbaled suspension of the Brinkmann 10.5 , with precision ball bearings free of play, ensures precise and frictionless tracking. The vertical down-force 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. Like all engineering masterpieces, the sheer pleasure derived from listening to the 10.5 tonearm will cause you to forget about the engineering excellence and instead focus on the purity of the music.