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


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