Terminator tonearm (Pt 4) – new arm mount

We all know that the small things matter in hi-fi.  Especially at the front end of the audio system – eg. the pickup cartridge and tonearm.

The Trans-Fi Terminator tonearm is constructed with a 6mm aluminium ‘L’ Mounting Plate.  It’s machined shape and necessary slotted holes, no doubt reduce its structural and torsional rigidity.

Would there be energy loss? Continue reading

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Terminator tonearm (Pt 2) – Ladegaard’s thinking

This is a follow-up to my Terminator linear tracking tonearm post in last Feb.

I mentioned Effective Mass and how it differs significantly in the horizontal and vertical planes.

Poul Ladegaard’s “Tangential Tonearm” experimental work is informative here. Continue reading