The arm is based on the monolithic flexure pivot we've explored before in one of our prototypes
. This time, we're using a cantilevered configuration that allows for more rigidity. Zero stiction does wonders for tracking
For the vertical bearings, we've chosen widely spaced ceramic bearings. They have very good starting torque, and putting them far apart minimizes rocking of the vertical axis.
The armwand is a seamless steel tube, and there are numerous tricks employed to maintain rigidity at the headshell connector and the counterweight stub.
We have opted for magnetic antiskating. It seems silly to spend all the money and effort on these fantastic bearings, only to ruin the stiction performance with pulleys, rods etc. With the modern magnets, it's possible to achieve linearity of antiskating force over the whole LP.