Timestep weighs in with high-mass tonearm

While low to medium mass tonearms have been considered the norm since the1980s, there is a growing demand for high-mass tonearms to better match the latest-generation low-compliance moving coil cartridges.

Timestep has reacted to that demand with an all-new high-mass tonearm, inspired by the classic Fidelity Research FR64S dating back to the 1970s. The new arm is offered in 9-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch lengths, and features the best possible materials and components, its maker claims.

The low-resonance tonearm employs a titanium arm tube, while a stainless steel bearing block with ultra-fine tolerance ABEC7 ceramic bearings reduces bearing friction. Internal wiring is pure silver, while anti-skating adjustment is via a frictionless magnetic system.