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Sony PUA-286

Universal Gimbal Bearing Tonearm (1967-1972)

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Sony PUA-286


The Sony PUA-286 was a longer version of the PUA-237, the model number referring to the effective length.

The arm was originally intended for mounting on a plinth with a TTS-3000 servomatic turntable and VC-8E moving coil cartridge.

Of course it will provide unparalleled performance with any of today's fine turntables and high compliance cartridges.

The amazing stability of the PUA286 arm is possible by the proper coordination of several outstanding features such as positive anti-skating device, independent balancer system, integrated lead in groove selector, integral cueing and a simple stylus force gauge.


Overall length: 390mm

Effective length: 286mm

Overhang: 13mm

Arm resonance: 8Hz (vertical) 10Hz (lateral)

Stylus force range: 0 to 3g

Anti-skate range: 0 to 3g

Lead in groove settings: 7, 10 and 12 inches

Cartridge weight range: 6-18g


instruction/owners manual  Deutsch

instruction/owners manual  English

bias compensator  English

brochure  English

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