Tonearms

TonearmWhat good are your fingers without an arm attached to them?  You can spend big money on a hi-fi cartridge and appreciate little difference in the perceived sound quality jumping out of the speakers.  The tonearm is as important as the cartridge in the tone making equation of your turntable.  Think of it this way:

Bad Cartridge + Good Tonearm = Bad Sound

Good Cartridge + Bad Tonearm = Okay Sound

Good Cartridge + Good Tonearm = Good Sound

These may look like silly equations, but there's more than a kernel of truth in there.  Good does not necessarily mean expensive.  You can put together a perfectly respectable, audiophile quality tonearm-cartridge combo for under $500!

Whatever you choose, make sure that you have different tonearm cables and cartridges for reference when testing out a new tonearm.



SME 3012R Gold 24k Limited Edition tonearm for turntable
SME 3012R Gold 24k Limited Edition tonearm for turntable
$10,000.00
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THALES SIMPLICITY Turntable Tonearm USED Swiss JAPAN phono cartridge fr micro fm
THALES SIMPLICITY Turntable Tonearm USED Swiss JAPAN phono cartridge fr micro fm
$9,999.99
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9 Pcs SME 3012 Series II Tonearms
9 Pcs SME 3012 Series II Tonearms
$9,500.00
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THALES SIMPLICITY Analog Turntable Tonearm USED Swiss made JAPAN phono cartridge
THALES SIMPLICITY Analog Turntable Tonearm USED Swiss made JAPAN phono cartridge
$7,799.99
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Fidelity Research FR 66FX tonearm for professional  with cable headshell box
Fidelity Research FR 66FX tonearm for professional with cable headshell box
$6,800.00
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SME 3012R PRO Limited Edition tonearm for turntable
SME 3012R PRO Limited Edition tonearm for turntable
$6,500.00
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NEW IKEDA IT 407 CR 1 DYNAMIC BALANCE TONEARM
NEW IKEDA IT 407 CR 1 DYNAMIC BALANCE TONEARM
$6,399.99
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NEW IKEDA IT 345 CR 1 DYNAMIC BALANCE TONEARM
NEW IKEDA IT 345 CR 1 DYNAMIC BALANCE TONEARM
$6,099.99
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Fidelity Research FR 66S tonearm for professional  VG+++ cond Extra RRE
Fidelity Research FR 66S tonearm for professional VG+++ cond Extra RRE
$5,850.00
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Audio Origami PU7 Tonearm  Benz Micro LPS for Linn Sondek LP12 Turntable New
Audio Origami PU7 Tonearm Benz Micro LPS for Linn Sondek LP12 Turntable New
$5,800.62
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EISTEDDFOD Single point tonearm magnetic suspension
EISTEDDFOD Single point tonearm magnetic suspension
$4,600.00
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Audio craft AC 4400 Tonearm complete with Headshell for MC Cartridge Turntable
Audio craft AC 4400 Tonearm complete with Headshell for MC Cartridge Turntable
$4,499.00
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Early Ikeda IT 407 long version tonearm with stainless armward  Ex RARE
Early Ikeda IT 407 long version tonearm with stainless armward Ex RARE
$4,500.00
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NEW IKEDA IT 407 CR 1 DYNAMIC BALANCE TONEARM
NEW IKEDA IT 407 CR 1 DYNAMIC BALANCE TONEARM
$4,369.99
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Audio Origami PU7 Tonearm in Black for Linn Sondek LP12 Turntable New
Audio Origami PU7 Tonearm in Black for Linn Sondek LP12 Turntable New
$3,093.75
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Ortofon RMA 309 original box A shell SPU AE Free Shipping EMS Tracking Number
Ortofon RMA 309 original box A shell SPU AE Free Shipping EMS Tracking Number
$2,849.05
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AA36 Air bearing tonearm Upgraded version
AA36 Air bearing tonearm Upgraded version
$2,629.00
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Early EMT 997 banana tonearm for Ortofon SPU A cartridge EMT 927st turntable
Early EMT 997 banana tonearm for Ortofon SPU A cartridge EMT 927st turntable
$2,650.00
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NOS condition Ortofon RF 297 tonearm for SPU A  used for EMT 927 turntable
NOS condition Ortofon RF 297 tonearm for SPU A used for EMT 927 turntable
$2,600.00
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Audio Origami PU7 Tonearm for Linn Sondek LP12 Turntable Matt Silver
Audio Origami PU7 Tonearm for Linn Sondek LP12 Turntable Matt Silver
$2,577.91
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