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Pioneer PA-1000

Carbon Fibre Tonearm

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Pioneer PA-1000


The Pioneer PA-1000 tonearm employs a super-lightweight and high elasticity carbon fibre pipe arm which dramatically reduces inertia moment and markedly enhances tracing.

The arm also features a universal type headshell joint which is compatible with ordinary headshells.

There is an angular contact bearing with an ultra-precision machined rotary shaft and bearing.

The critically reduced wear in both the horizontal and vertical directions makes for high sensitivity and high performance tracing.

Last but not least, the rod-type anti-skating mechanism of the PA-1000 incorporates an angular contact bearing.

This ensures that the horizontal sensitivity of the arm is in no way impaired and also that a stable anti-skating effect is obtained.


Type: static balance type, s-shaped, carbon fibre reinforced plastic pipe arm

Effective length: 237mm

Overhang: 15mm

Mounting distance: 222mm

Mounting hole: 21mm

Tracking force: 0-3g

Height range: 40-56mm

Headshell: plug-in type

Cartridge weight: 4-15g

Subfunctions: anti-skating force control, arm elevation device, arm height adjusting device


instruction/owners manual  English

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