Sumiko Premier FT-3
Stereo Gimbal Bearing Tonearm
The Sumiko Premier FT-3 is a Japanese made straight tonearm with variable fluid damping.
Overall length: 305mm
Effective length: 239mm
Offset angle: 23 degrees
Mounting distance: 221.7mm
Maximum backswing: 64mm
Cartridge weight range: standard up to 8g, extra weight 8-14g
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Despite the excellent build quality and range of adjustment the Jelco-built FT-3 failed to impress when the stylus hit the groove. Worth tracking down if you want to experience on the fly VTA.
7/10 by JaS
For the money, a good arm. Stereophile once said it was better than the RB-300. Comparable.
8/10 by Nipplestiltskin