Magne ST Tonearm
Linear tracking airbearing tonearm.
Armtube damped inside.
Counter weight decoupled from armtube.
Adjustments: VTA, overhang, leveling. Tracking force. Fully adjustable
Wire: High quality copper litz.
Clips: Gold plated copper.
Effective mass: 11g.
Weight: Incl. armboard, 1.200g.
Dimension: 20 x 90 x 151mm (H x W x L)
Silent, clean, dry and smooth airflow. Replaceable dust filter.
Dimensions: 135 x 155 x 330 (H x W x L)
The first part of the tonearm to handle modulations from the record groove and cartridge, is the moving part of the tonearm. Head shell, armtube, sliding pipe and counter weight, has to be well considered and well assembled, to avoid any resonances to disturb the delicate signal.
The head shell is a very stiff construction, machined of one solid piece of aluminium, glued by 2-component epoxy onto the seamless carbon fiber armtube, which is a double carbon fiber tube construction with damping in between, to avoid coloration to the sound. The armtube is fixed in a groove, on top of the sliding pipe, which is machined of 2 pieces of solid aluminium and glued by 2-component epoxy.
The space between the airpipe and the sliding pipe, is 50 micron, as we found this as the most userfriendly.
The air supply has been the object of our greatest attention. The goal is to design a silent air supply, which could be placed in the listening room, and deliver an even, clean and dry air flow.
The pump is an oil free, long life unit, which do not require much maintenance.
The impulses from the pump are absorbed in an encapsulated reservoir. This results in an even airflow to the air bearing. The air supply is mounted with a filter, which prevents dust particles in entering the system. The filter is replaceable when necessary.