Featuring The Audiophile Lending Library

Axiom 12" Reference Tonearm

by Acoustical Systems

MAP Pricing (Guaranteed lowest advertised price)

Frequent Flyer Program does not apply.

Starting from :

$20,995.00
$20,995.00

* Required Fields

Price with selection:

$20,995.00

Analog tonearms in particular have always drawn my prime interest among all components of the audio-chain.

In the past 20+ years I have designed a good range of not-so-ordinary high-end analog front-end audio components.

Starting with the 440lbs bi-radial air-bearing and air-suspended APOLYT-turntable - continuing with the UNI-Protractor triangular alignment instrument, the UNI-P2S and the arché headshell.

However, what was always on my mind, was the all-out-assault on the analog tonearm design - actually the tonearm I always wanted for myself.

A dynamically full balanced pivot tonearm which finally takes into account all geometrical aspects, all the various inherent forces and combines all solutions in a most consequent way. 

Thus the very best performance possible for any given cartridge is enabled.

This tonearm design is now accomplished.

It is manifested in the AXIOM

(ancient greek: 'that, which commends itself as evident', the premise of reasoning in logic)

State-of-the-art materials - combined with high-tech production and finishing methods and unique solutions

an idea is transformed into a fascinating analog component

* the AXIOM is entirely designed, made and assembled in Germany

* every AXIOM is assembled, tested and calibrated by the designer

* all parts of the AXIOM - even the screws, the inner wiring and 

it's customized aluminum transport case are made in Germany

* the AXIOM is a full dynamic balanced design

* the AXIOM is a full lateral balanced design

* full radial/axial cardan shaft double gimbal bearing, using custom made to order German nano instrumental ball bearings of aerospace grade with the lowest move friction possible today.

* bearings are mounted in a certified laboratory under controlled clean-air room conditions and with the bearing-house preheated to ensure perfect contact closure fit of bearings after cool down.

* the mounting board, bearing houses, external and internal VTA tower and fixed headshell mounting are made from triple-tempered German AP70XX dural air frame grade aluminum and stress-relieved V2a stainless steel.

* the mounting plate is hardened stainless steel. 

* the counterweight assembly is made from German HD18 Tungsten.

* the arm wand is an unique composite of Titanium and Carbon with inner surface liquid dampening.

* internal wiring is pure silver litz w/soft teflon insulation (other options available on customer's wish and directive).

* the AXIOM follows an all new geometrical design.

* the AXIOM is a 12" effective length design.

Nevertheless, the mounting distance of the AXIOM is the same as with most standard 9"-10" tonearms!

Unique features of the AXIOM - available for the 1st time in tonearm design

Exclusive features of the AXIOM:

* VTF (vertical tracking force) non-touch-adjustment: on-the-fly - during play.

* SRA adjustment is independent from tonearm height (fixed mounting head)

* dynamic tunable effective moving mass

   - from 22 gr to 42 gr effective moving mass in fixed mounting version.

   - from 29 gr to 48 gr effective moving mass in SME-bayonet version.

* dynamic antiskating 

   - w/exchangeable inserts for any tangential curve!

* carbide hardend titanium / carbon-composite arm pipe with

   internal liquid dampening on whole inner surface 

* exchangeable inserts in counterweight tuned to cartridge's compliance.

   Thus eliminating low frequency resonance peak.

* the AXIOM and it’s bearing axis can be precisely leveled on it's own. This is independent from the plinth's level and done with 3 precision set screws around the center mounting screw (these are covered by the large round metal cap and not visible when mounted).

All these features listed above you will find in the AXIOM only.

General features of the AXIOM:

* the AXIOM is a full dynamically balanced design

* the AXIOM is a full lateral balanced design

* the AXIOM is a special 12" design with mounting distance of 9-10" tonearm 

The above information is from the manufacturer.
Have a question? Connect with our Audio Gurus at 800-328-9973 or 215-862-4870 or Send email or use Contact form. You can also take advantage of our system matching expertise with a Free System Consultation.

Acoustical Systems Axiom 12" Reference Tonearm

More Views

  • Acoustical Systems Axiom 12" Reference Tonearm
  • Acoustical Systems Axiom 12" Reference Tonearm
  • Acoustical Systems Axiom 12" Reference Tonearm

MORE Acoustical Systems PRODUCTS

SMARTractor

SMARTractor

$649.00

Acoustical Systems

Arche' Headshell

Arche' Headshell

From

$695.00

Acoustical Systems

The SMARTstylus

The SMARTstylus

$149.00

Acoustical Systems

Helox Reflex Clamp System

Helox Reflex Clamp System

From

$695.00

Acoustical Systems

SMARTractor XL

SMARTractor XL

$899.00

Acoustical Systems

Fidelis Cartridge

Fidelis Cartridge

$1,199.00

Acoustical Systems

Archon MOMC Cartridge

Archon MOMC Cartridge

$3,595.00

Acoustical Systems

Astron LEMC Cartridge

Astron LEMC Cartridge

$5,995.00

Acoustical Systems

Aiwon LOMC Cartridge

Aiwon LOMC Cartridge

$8,500.00

Acoustical Systems

Palladian Cartridge

Palladian Cartridge

$10,995.00

Acoustical Systems

Aquilar Tonearm

Aquilar Tonearm

From

$9,995.00

Acoustical Systems

Need Help?