Acoustic Signature TA-500 Tonearm
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Acoustic Signature Tonearm TA-500

I have been able to compare this new TA-500 arm to the Rega RB303 on both a Rega turntable and an Acoustic Signature turntable. In both cases the TA-500 excelled over the RB303. The fact that the lesser expensive Acoustic Signature turntables now come with the TA-500 has really cemented the Acoustic Signature as a better choice in the same price range.--Gene

The Bearing

For the horizontal and vertical bearings only use precision miniature bearings from the German manufacturer SKF. They are very expensive but manufactured to highest quality level. They are carefully selected. The precision bearings are ultra-precisely adjusted during the production process. The bearings are added with minimal pre pressure for zero backlash to achieve a minimum friction and maximum stability.

The Armtube

When it comes to arm tubes – 2 mutually exclusive conditions need to be combined. Maximum stiffness and low resonance achieved by internal damping. Very stiff materials are hard and therefore very susceptible to resonances. On the other side Low-resonance materials are not stiff enough. The solution is a Dual carbon tube. The two pipes are joined by connecting elements. This creates a very rigid tube but still having a high damping and resonance poverty and it is also very light weight.

The Cable

when you consider that the signals of a pickup are very small you can well imagine, any interruption and each solder joint makes the signal worse. So we have gone for the cabling of the TA 500, to a 6N copper cable which is continuously from the cartridge pins to the RCA plug. Without any interruption – in one piece. For customers who like to try different cables the TA 500 is also available with 5 pin connector in the arm shaft.

  • Manufacturer: Acoustic Signature

Acoustic Signature TA-500 Tonearm

Price: $895.00
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