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Excel Sound Corporation ES-801

Universal Static-Balance Type Tonearm

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Excel Sound Corporation ES-801


The turning mechanism of the ES-801 provides the smoothest turning motion ever accomplished.

In the vertical direction, the motion has been made possible by a combination of frictionless highest quality pivot bearings and precisely ground pivots.

In the horizontal direction, unlike the vertical, the self weight of the arm brings a load during the motion.

Therefore, hard, highly durable, and frictionless angular contact miniature bearings are used to resist the load.

This, the ES-801 can offer users ever-lasting smooth turning motion and remarkable resistance to ageing.


Total length: 333mm

Effective length: 237mm

Overhang: 15mm

Offset angle: 22 degrees

Balance system: static balance type

Adjustment stylus pressure: 0 to 4.0g

Cartridge weight: 3 to 18g

Headshell: 4-pin universal type

Mechanical accessories: anti-skating bias, lateral balance, direct reading stylus pressure control system and silicone oil pressure arm lifter


instruction/owners manual  English

mounting template (not to scale)  English

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