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Audio Note V2 Tonarm

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Audio Note V2 Tonarm

Audio Note V2 Tonarm

This is a new affordable tonearm design from Audio Note. These exquisitely made arms use a single piece of machined aluminium for the one piece arm tube/headshell, which is internally tapered to keep the arm both stiff and light. Another solid block of aluminium is machined to make the bearing housing which contains ‘captured unipivot’ bearings.

The arm uses the same geometry and fixings as Rega arms, so can be fitted to almost any deck, and thanks to a wonderfully simple and effective collar (pictured below), VTA can easily and repeatedly be adjusted in tiny increments (there’s a clear marking for every 0.25 increment). 

At first the most striking thing about the sound of this arm is the sheer speed of transients, the leading edges of notes are captured brilliantly and seemingly not at the expense of their natural decay (as is often the case with many ‘fast’ sounding products). It has a very focused and tight sound, like it’s always in control but it doesn’t ‘sit on’ the music at all. If you’re in the market for an arm at this level then you really should get an audition, we can think of no other arms that combines this level of precision, speed and musicality.

The new series are all designed to work on an extremely extensive range of turntables and all feature the single-hole Rega mounting method. The new tonearms genuinely expand on existing boundaries of sonic performance, build quality and engineering precision. All the models in the range are made in a a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Europe and all the individual parts that make up each arm are individually-designed and produced in-house to ensure consistent quality. Audio Note tone arms all share the same foundations, centred on an arm tube machined from a single billet of high-grade aluminium. 
Its structural rigidity means that the new arms are capable of working correctly with almost any design of cartridge, regardless of overall mass or compliance. From the lightest tracking moving magnet right up to Audio Note's Io models, the arms allow the cartridge to track ideally, minimising noise and maximising musical output. Bias adjustment is achieved via the classic 'falling weight' method, as this provides the most easily adjustable and reliable method. The vertical and horizontal bearings are not the usual 'ball race' type, but a 'captured unipivot' arrangement, which provides significantly superior performance to any conventional arrangement. Vertical tracking alignment adjustment is incorporated by means of a threaded collar and locking nut, allowing precise adjustment. 

Technische Daten Audio Note Tonarm 1,2,3 Version II:
Effective length:                237 mm
Pivot to spindle:                222 mm
Overhang:                 15 mm        
Offset angle                 12,6 degrees
Effective mass:                 11,5 gr
Weight:                        450 gr
Standard counterweight:        164 gr

The arms are available in silver or black finish and the different models are identical except for the differing grades of Audio Note wiring used internally and externally (see options):
Audio Note Arm One V2 - Copper internal wiring and external wiring (external wire is Audio Note AN-A)
Audio Note Arm Two V2 - Silver internal wiring and silver Audio Note AN-V external wire (19 strand litze)
Audio Note Arm Three V2 - Silver internal wiring and silver Audio Note AN-Vx external wire 27 strand litze).

Note: der Audio Note Arm One Version 2 or V2 ist im Horraum Rotterdam.