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  • n. The pivoting bar that holds the pickup, and conducts the resulting signal to the amplifier of a record player


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  • I don't want to overanalyze this image, but doesn't it seem as though the disc on the turntable has played through, the tonearm is onto the label, and Alan is zoned out?

    The Cool Hall of Fame #176

  • Alex writes: Here's a weird idea...this feller has created a freaky tonearm for his turntable with 4 infrared sensors on it.

    Coin-operated turntable sampler

  • The actor dropped the tonearm on his Stack-O-Matic turntable, and "Where Do I Begin Love Story" wafted through his rec room, high in the Hollywood Hills.

    The New Yorker

  • You don't need to connect the motor to the tonearm at all.

    Boing Boing

  • I recall seeing a turntable in an audiophile magazine many years ago that had separate motor and tonearm pieces that you'd set on the table with the proper spacing.

    Boing Boing

  • TT: Technics SP 15 with SME 3009 tonearm & customized plinth

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  • Everything I can think of in that part of the signal path: headshell clips (cartridge leads to tonearm wire) possibly poorly soldered, or themselves defective: tonearm wires distressed or defective: soldered connection between tonearm wires and RCAs.

    Ask MetaFilter

  • Once it detects it-and the user moves the tonearm into position-the record player starts reproducing a playlists.


  • Best of all, the X2 utilizes Numark's patented interchangeable straight or S-- shaped tonearm. - Financial News

  • This exceptional turntable employs adjustable pitch control for both 33 and 45 RPM vinyl records, an ultra -- precise aluminum tonearm with cue, height, and anti -- skate adjustments. - Financial News


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