Ortofon introduced the new Reference Tonearms

12.06.2023

Press release | Since 1953, Ortofon has been designing tonearms with the philosophy of combining craftsmanship and technology and the culmination of decades of experience and expertise in the field of audio engineering. The Reference Tonearms build upon the company's heritage and upgrades on the great build of the AS-212 and AS-309, combining exquisite design, precision manufacturing, and attention to detail, resulting in a beautifully designed tonearm that delivers outstanding performance.


In the words of Leif Johannsen, Ortofon's Chief Officer of Acoustics and Research, "I am delighted to reintroduce a tonearm to our line-up, especially the Reference inspired by our classic tonearms. And I must admit that I am experiencing a whole new level with the new tonearms compared to our previous series. Our exceptional cartridges demand an equally outstanding tonearm, and the Reference delivers exactly that."


The Reference is intuitive and easy, featuring improved high-grade bearings, a universal brass connector, and internal wiring of Flexible Copper Wire that allows the arm to move freely without affecting its movement.
The classic and statically balanced S-shaped tonearm tube is crafted from high-grade aluminum alloy, offering a good combination of rigidity and lightweight. The mat finished alloy surface provides a tactile feel, enhancing the premium experience.


The Ortofon Reference Tonearm is available in two lengths, 9 and 12 inches. It is a highly versatile accessory that offers exceptional performance and compatibility with a wide range of cartridges and turntables. Its combination of precision engineering, advanced technology, and attention to detail make it an attractive option for any vinyl lover.


 

Ortofon AS-212R 9" AS-212R 9" tonearm
Mounting distance: 214 mm
Effective length: 232mm
Overhang: 18mm
Offset angle: 23.75
Arm shaft diameter: 18 mm
Recommended arm shaft hole diameter: 22mm
Vertical Tracking force range: 0 to 4g
Cartridge weight: 18 to 26g with standard weight, including headshell
Cartridge weight: 26 to 38g with heavy weight, including headshell
Tonearm weight: 600g/630g standard weight/heavy weight


Ortofon AS-309R 12"
AS-309R 12” tonearm
Mounting distance: 311 mm
Effective length: 323,5 mm
Overhang: 12.5mm
Offset angle: 16.75
Arm shaft diameter: 18 mm
Recommended arm shaft hole diameter: 22mm
Vertical tracking force range: 0 to 4g
Cartridge weight: 18 to 26g with standard weight, including shell
Cartridge weight: 26 to 38g with heavy weight, including shell
Tonearm weight: 680g/730g standard weight/heavy weight
 
Availability

Before Summer 2023


Price
AS-212R 9" Tonearm: 2999,- SRP EUR
AS-309 12" Tonearm: 3099,- SRP EUR


For further info: to Ortofon website



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