My mother used to own a record player that was luggage-type and I clearly remember playing my children' records placing a coin at the top of the tone arm. Black $146.95 $ 146. HR enjoyed the 9W2 as part of AMG's Giro G9 record player, and said of the arm's vertical bearing, "to my reckoning, this is a simple and supremely effective innovation." The tone arm (or tonearm) holds the pickup cartridge over the groove, the stylus tracking the groove with the desired force to give the optimal compromise between good tracking and minimizing wear of the stylus and record groove. 4.4 out of 5 stars 163. One end of the spring is connected to the pillar, and the other to an adjustment screw that sticks out of the base of the arm. On top of the base is a little guide marked + and -. The tone arm holds the stylus and connects it to the record player housing. The next thing is to ensure that the stylus (cartridge) is at the right angle in the arm when viewed from the front. Also with reference to his past favorite tonearms, AD added: "None surpasses the 9W2 in sheer build quality." Others are more manual, where you’ll have to physically manage the record player, lowering and lifting the tone arm yourself, adjusting the speed, or tuning the gain on the fly. 3 - Next keeping the platter and protractor still, move the tone arm out and check the alignment at point C'. tone arm weight on old record player? 95 $179.95 $179.95. DJs generally prefer a straight tone arm, because it makes it easier to scratch, but many people claim that a curved tone arm gives you better sound. The Q UP can be installed in minutes, without tools, and is designed to fit on most manual turntables. Some tone arms are straight, while others are curved or S-shaped. The Q UP is a high precision device that safely lifts your tonearm at the end of the record. 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