Technics EPA 500
Gimbal Bearing Tonearm
uses the same arm base as the EPA 250 tonearm, includes SH-50P1 stylus pressure gauge
Technics has researched the problem of cartridge/tonearm matching and developed the worlds first variable dynamic damping system, used in its EPA-100.
By matching the damping characteristics to the compliance and mass characteristics of the cartridge, Technics has succeeded in greatly lowering the low-frequency resonance peak of the cartridge/tonearm assembly.
The EPA-500 has further expanded on this concept so that you will now be able to obtain performance from your cartridge by selecting a tonearm with the most suitable effective mass, arm resonance and damping.
The EPA500 tonearm features interchangeable arm units, titanium nitride tapered pipe arm, dynamic damping system, Gimbal suspension arm base for various arm units, helicoid height adjustment ranging up to 20mm and minimum bearing friction of 7mg in all directions.
Base: arm base with arm unit interchangeability
Pivot construction: gimbal suspension type
Arm height range: 42 to 62mm
Friction: 7mg vertical/lateral
Mounting hole diameter: 62mm
Arm type: interchangeable arm unit with dynamic damping system
Effective length: 250mm
Mounting distance: 235mm
Effective arm mass: 8g (without cartridge)
Applicable cartridge weight: 5 to 7g
Stylus pressure: 0.75 to 1.75g (2.75g with shell weight)
Resonance peak: below 6dB
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