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Thorens BTD-12S

Professional Gimbal Bearing Tonearm

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Thorens BTD-12S


The BTD-12S tone arm is a classic example of Swiss craftsmanship.

Designed for lowest possible inertia and friction, in both horizontal and vertical planes, the arm is ideal for pickup cartridges of the highest lateral and vertical compliance.

The low inertia of the BTD-12S minimizes force on the stylus from warped and off centre records, assures positive contact between stylus and record groove, and reduces distortion as well as record and stylus wear to a minimum.

With built-in Precision lowering device and calibrated tracking force control.


Overall length: 12 5/8"

Height: 5 3/8" overall, 1 1/8" max above playing surface

Mounting distance: 7 1/2"

Stylus overhang: 11/16"

Range of overhang adjustment: 1/2"

Height adjustment range: 1 5/8"


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