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Audio Technica AT 1005

High-Mass Tonearm

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With universal SME type headshell bayonet fitting. Tracking force, anti-skate and vertical tracking angle are all adjustable.

Audio Technica AT 1005


The AT-1005 is a highly efficient universal tonearm designed and manufactured based on the three basic designing patterns of easy handling, stable operation and low cost.

With emphasis placed on functional efficiency, the shape of the arm rest is designed to eliminate unstable elements during operation. In this sense it is a unique arm suitable for professional use.

The so called S-shaped bend type is a new design in which if the counterweight is moved due to the difference in cartridge weight, the weight balance point at both sides of the moveable part is not changed, resulting in eliminating the trouble of adjusting the lateral balance whenever a cartridge is fitted.


Effective length: 240mm

Overhang: 15mm

Mounting distance: 225mm

Effective mass: 20g (mk2)


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