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.



IKEDA Sound Labs IT 245 Custom GOLDAnalog Tonearm 25th Anniv Limited USED JAPAN
IKEDA Sound Labs IT 245 Custom GOLDAnalog Tonearm 25th Anniv Limited USED JAPAN
$9,999.99
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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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SAEC WE 8000 s t tonearm long type  Extra RARE for collector  VG+++
SAEC WE 8000 s t tonearm long type Extra RARE for collector VG+++
$8,000.00
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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
$5,730.00
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NEW IKEDA IT 407 CR 1 DYNAMIC BALANCE TONEARM
NEW IKEDA IT 407 CR 1 DYNAMIC BALANCE TONEARM
$4,699.99
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EISTEDDFOD Single point tonearm magnetic suspension
EISTEDDFOD Single point tonearm magnetic suspension
$4,600.00
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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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SME 3012A prototype tonearm with cable for audio mania  Extra RRE
SME 3012A prototype tonearm with cable for audio mania Extra RRE
$3,980.00
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Ortofon RMG309 Long Tone Arm USED Audio Japan F Shipping Tracking Number
Ortofon RMG309 Long Tone Arm USED Audio Japan F Shipping Tracking Number
$3,240.00
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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
$3,056.09
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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
$2,999.00
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New Ortofon RMA 309i Dynamic balanced tone arm A shell compatible Long type
New Ortofon RMA 309i Dynamic balanced tone arm A shell compatible Long type
$2,850.00
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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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AA36 Air bearing tonearm Upgraded version
AA36 Air bearing tonearm Upgraded version
$2,500.00
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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
$2,546.53
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