The carefully hand-assembled Universal is Clearaudios finest pivoted tonearm. Its vertical and horizontal ball bearing assembly is precision-machined to ultra-high tolerances. The Universal features a three-piece carbon fiber arm tube, reducing resonances to a vanishing degree and delivering excellent performance with a wide range of phono cartridges. Its aluminum one-piece headshell allows for accurate azimuth adjustment, reduces mass, and increases rigidity. Additionally, fine adjustments for anti-skate and vertical tracking force (VTF) offers accurate alignment of any phono cartridge type.
The Universal tonearm comes with easily interchangeable counterweights, allowing it to work with nearly any cartridge manufactured today. Its internal wiring is Clearaudios best Six Stream cable, as found on their Statement TT-1 tonearm. This assures superior signal integrity, and is ideal for all high-quality cartridges, including low-output moving coils.
The Universal uses the Clearaudio/Linn standard mount, making it compatible with all Clearaudio turntables and an ideal replacement tonearm for other brand turntables. It is available in 9-inch and 12-inch versions.
"... beautifully crafted and engineered..." Jack Roberts, Dagogo, June 2010
Tonearm Weight: 775 gram
Zero Points: Inner: 66.04 mm, Outer: 120.9 mm
Audio Lead: Clearaudio Sixstream
Overhang: 11 mm
Overall Tonearm Length: 430 mm
Effective Tonearm Length: 324.5 mm
Pivot to Stylus: 222 mm
Anti skating Factor at a Radius of 83.9 mm and 133 mm: .49
Mounting Style: Linn / Clearaudio
Warranty: 3 years