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Tri-Planar Ultimate U12 Tonearm

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Tri-Planar Ultimate U12 Tonearm

The Tri-Planar ULTIMATE 12 (308 mm) is based on an award-winning tonearm which has over 40 years of design excellence.  The Tri-Planar U12 tonearm offers improved resolution, detail, dynamic range and provides a 27% angular error reduction over 9-inch (239 mm) tonearms 


-12 inch (308 mm) Effective length

-Carbon fiber wand with coaxial damping

-Structure components are rounded to control resonance

-Integrated tonearm rest with Large silicone-fluid damping trough to reduce resonance

-Avionic bearings

-Pure silver internal tonearm wire

-Damped head-shell

-Clamping yoke design that firmly couples the arm tube to the bearing tube yet allow azimuth adjustment

-Bearings at record height

-Progressive anti-skate design

-Available in black or silver

Manufacturer's website Tri-Planar


Tri-Planar Ultimate U12 Specifications:

-Type:  Gimbal avionic bearings
-Effective length:  12-inch (308 mm)
-Pivot-to-spindle distance:  296 mm
-Over Hang:  12.6 mm
-Bearings offset angle:  17.28
-Effective mass:  13 g
Please find reviews below

2002 Editor's Choice — HiFi+, Issue 22: pg 33

2003 Product of the Year - HiFi+ Magazine

2002 Product of the Year — HiFi+, Issue 143: pg 101

2002 Editors' Choice - Absolute Sound Magazine

2003 Editor's Choice — The Absolute Sound, Issue 144: pg 63

2003 Golden Ear Award - Absolue Sound Magazine

2003 Golden Ear Award — The Absolute Sound, Issue 145: pg 62