Tone Arm TA-5000

There were no real limitations for the TA-5000 – we could draw on wide resources. The objective was to rethink everything for which an optimal solution did not yet exist on the market. An innovative armtube concept combined with pretensioned hybrid bearings ensure that the TA-5000 is a perfect host for any cartridge mounted. The TA-5000 will perfectly guide the cartridge in the groove. The tone arm tube on a tone arm should be as stiff and light as possible and, at the same time, damping. Until now this has been impossible. A true solution that verifiably combined all the conflicting features did not yet exist. At the TA-5000 we use a combination of 3 layers of carbon materials which are bonded with damping elements between the 2 tubes. The ultra high precision ball bearing for horizontal and vertical movement are made from hard steel and ceramics.

Only the best of what is delivered make it into the TA-5000. These bearings, are then meticulously adjusted and incorporated always from the same experienced specialist. Even here, during assembly we attempt to achieve the demand for zero clearance and zero friction. We provide both bearings with a little bit of prestress to receive this. You can´t see all the efforts we make – but you can easily hear it. TA-5000 is available in 9, 10 and 12 inch length.

Technical Data  

Length 9 inch 10 inch 12 inch
Cartridge balance range 4 g – 16.0 g 4 g – 16.0 g 4 g – 16.0 g

Zero Point inner DIA

Zero Point outer DIA

61.0 mm

121.0 mm

61.0 mm

121.0 mm

61.0 mm

121.0 mm

Signal Cable 6 N copper wire, 5 pin plug 6 N copper wire, 5 pin plug 6 N copper wire, 5 pin plug
Overhang 15 16.2 12.56
Total length 252 mm 270.2 mm 330.66 mm
Effective length 237 mm 254 mm 318.1 mm
Distance (Distance from pivot to stylus) 222 mm 237.8 mm 295.6 mm
Tilt Angle 22.00 ° 21.60 ° 17.30 °
Effective mass 12.4 g
13.1 g 14.4 g
Total weight 820 g 830 g 840 g
Tone arm mounting Rega Style or SME Rega Style or SME Rega Style or SME