In a conventional pivoted tonearm, the arm is 'dragged' across the record's surface by the stylus following the record groove. A similar motion occurs in Clearaudio's tangential tonearms, but the arm moves tangentially, with the stylus propelling the tonearm along a linear bearing which comprises a carriage running on precision rollers along a meticulously polished glass rail.
The cartridge therefore remains parrallel to the record groove, following the same path as the cutting head did when making the record, thus eliminating any lateral tracking error. And since the record groove, stylus, cantilever and tonearm are perfectly aligned, no side forces are generated and so anti-skating compensation is no longer required.
Tracking force and azimuth are easily and finely adjustable so that the cartridge and stylus are always in the perfect position to read the musical information in the record groove.
CLEARAUDIO TT-5 LINEAR TRACKING TONEARM
CONSTRUCTION DETAILS: Tangential tracking, resonance optimized chassis
DRIVE: Purely mechanical, high-precision, extremely smooth-running and dry-running ball bearing, polished glass tube
TOTAL WEIGHT Approx. 19.75 ounces (without aluminum arm base)
Aluminum arm base: 2.12 ounces
AUDIO LEAD: clearaudio Sixtream Super Wire (1.1 m) terminated with MPC Cinch
DIMENSIONS (W/D/H in.) Approx. 7.87" x 5.5" x 5.9"