Tonearms are underappreciated. The world’s finest phono cartridge mounted on a poor tonearm literally robs the cartridge of its magic. The air, the timbre, and the soundstage. The tone has the single task of balancing an incredibly sensitive cartridge in a way that must track the groove walls, yet stay perfectly motionless at the same time. To make matters worse, the turntable is a mechanical device that is introducing vibrations of its own. So, without a properly matched tonearm, your expensive cartridge is a waste of money.
There are a lot of tonearm makers, but not many that build a tonearm to our quality standards. We price ourselves on being able to match the right cartridge with the right tonearm and turntable. Together they will give you a musical experience that is unequaled.
Acoustical Systems began in 1998 with a strong scientific and engineering based approach to turntable related products. Today, Acoustical Systems is considered a leading designer of tonearms, phono cartridges and phono accessories. Looking at one of their products and you will agree that the utmost care was given during the design and manufacturing process. Listening to one of their products and you will agree that every product "gets it right" and brings you closer to the music.