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MAS 282

Low-Mass Statically Balanced Gimbal Bearing Tonearm

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MAS 282


The effective mass of the MAS 282 tonearm is variable such that the majority of cartridges from low compliance moving coil to high compliance moving magnet may be accommodated and yet maintain the system resonance at 8 to 13 Hz.

The arm exhibits very low friction and no detectable play, consistent with the bearing tolerance.

Features VTA adjustment, ADC type detachable headshell and anti-skate adjustment.


Type: low-mass, straight, static balanced

Effective length: 217mm

Overhang: 19mm

Offset: 25.5 degrees

Mounting distance: 198mm

Effective mass: 6.5g (7.3 with accessory weight)

Cartridge weight: 3 to 14g


The reproduced sound was excellent. Even at thunderous bass levels the instrumental textures were clearly defined, the background noise was very low, small details were heard with exceptional transparency, and the stereo imaging was both deep and stable - $195 Audio 1983


instruction/owners manual  English

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