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Ortofon AS-212

Gimbal Bearing Tonearm

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Ortofon AS-212


The AS-212 represents the highest degree of precision in the field of tone arms.

In the design and construction of the AS 212 the aim was to make a tonearm easy to operate, and with the highest degree of quality, selecting the best materials for the parts involved.

The arm will match all kinds of turntables and cartridges well, and will guarantee you a perfect operation for years.


Total length: 300mm (mk1), 295mm (mkII)

Effective length: 228mm

Pivot to spindle: 212mm

Overhang: 16mm

Offset angle: 22.7 degrees

Effective mass: 12-18g (mkII depending on position of counterweight)

Pivot friction: 20mg (horizontal), 10mg (vertical)

Tracking force range: 0-2g (3g cartridge), 0.5-6g (8g cartridge)

Height adjustment: 32-55mm

Diameter of arm base: 26.5mm

Total weight: 390g (mk1), 365g (mkII)


flyer  English - Terry Robinson

mkII flyer  English - Terry Robinson

mkII instruction/owners manual  English

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