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Connoisseur SAU 4

Viscous Damped Uni-Pivot Tonearm

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Connoisseur SAU 4


The prime objective of the Connoisseur SAU4 arm is to reduce effective mass to a minimum.

Also, the friction of the pivot, both lateral and vertical, must be extremely low and viscous damped.

This damping allows greater control of arm resonance, to cope with high-compliance cartridges now on the market.

The counter-balance weight is decoupled from the arm assembly.

The pickup arm signal wires are extremely light so as to avoid unwanted side pressures which will affect good bias control.

Bias pressure is applied by a nylon thread and weight.


Effective arm length: 8 7/16"

Cartridge: standard 1/2" mounting

Downforce pressure: calibrated from 0-4g

Effective mass: 10-12g

Pivot: viscous damped unipivot

Bias: applied by nylon thread and weight


specifications  English

instruction/owners manual  English - photeur

mounting template/protractor  English - photeur

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