The Clearaudio Universal tonearm is a mechanical masterpiece of both design and functionality, Clearaudio’s Universal can be purchased with VTA-Lifter to accommodate deep bodied cartridges. High precision ball bearings in the vertical and horizontal axes guarantee that the Clearaudio Universal provides the perfect conditions for the cartridge to track the record groove without adding any colouration or distortion. The arm tube is made of carbon, ultra stiff but lightweight, providing maximum stability and perfect tracking.
The easy and exact setting of azimuth and VTA are child’s play – and with the optional VTA-Lifter, the adjustment of VTA can be done even while playing a record. The Universal is compatible with almost all popular cartridges, thanks to easily interchangeable counterweights and a fine scale which makes the precise adjustment of Tracking Force elegantly simple.
Clearaudio have developed new and better ways of satisfying the audiophile’s needs. They offer an unparalleled selection of the three main types of tonearms: single point bearing radial, multi-point bearing radial and tangential tonearms. Their range of tonearms features many cutting-edge technologies, including several Clearaudio patented designs. Even the radial tonearms deliver groundbreaking technology and include many patented systems such as their cutting-edge magnetic bearings, as well as precision ball-race, unipivot, gimbal, and hybrid bearings.
Clearaudio’s sophisticated tangential technology is the perfect solution for those who really want to engage completely with the music and experience a flawless rendering all facets of sound. Each LP master is tangentially cut in production by the record-cutting lathe. Clearaudio tangential tonearms operate according to a patented, purely mechanical passive process and follow the exact same tracking path as the cutter head that made the master. Replay tracking angles are thus identical, and so mis-tracking distortion is virtually eliminated.