Clearaudio Tracer radial tonearm

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Clearaudio Tracer radial tonearm
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Clearaudio’s new Tracer radial tonearm (£1,810) slots neatly between the existing Magnify and Clarify models, which positions it just three steps down from Clearaudio’s flagship Universal arm. “The Tracer is an elegantly minimalist design that places particular emphasis on the stable positioning of the phono cartridge above the record’s surface. Beneath the seeming simplicity of its sleek design lies a wealth of workmanship and a raft of smart details.”

It features a high-precision, low-friction jeweled bearing that built with a combination of tungsten and sapphire. The tonearm tube is carbon fibre chosen for its rigidity and light weight. The Tracer’s anti-skating force is adjustable by way of a simple dial, while the aluminum headshell rotates to allow azimuth to be fine-tuned. The counterweight is under-slung to keep the centre of gravity low and to allow straightforward adjustment of the tracking force. The Tracer tonearm is available with a choice of black carbon or silver carbon armtube, with matching aluminium parts.