AMG 9W2 TONEARM

"I was stunned. Our hobby has been blessed with some beautifully made tonearms, …none surpasses the 9W2 in sheer build quality." - Art Dudley, Stereophile USA, Class A Recommended Component

“… because when this 'arm is good, it’s very, very good indeed -- and it stays that way too. Unlike some tonearms, the AMG 9W2 holds its settings long-term…I simply dropped the 'arm back into place and the deck was singing, straight from the off, which impressed the hell out of me.” Roy Gregory, The Audio Beat USA

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Based on the award winning AMG 12J2 12” tonearm, the 9W2 9” tonearm use a scaled version of AMG’s patented dual-pivot bearing. The vertical bearing, similar to a technique used in helicopter rotors, utilizes 2 steel wires that allow fine azimuth adjustment while eliminating bearing play. The horizontal axle is a hardened tool steel shaft, precision ground to a backlash-free fit with both a lower needle roller bearing and an upper multi-ball bearing assembly. The aircraft grade aluminum armwand is anodized for resonance control. 

Identical to the 12J2, the 9” tonearm’s internal wiring is multiple stranded high-purity copper, and features magnetic anti-skate and precision locking VTA adjustment. The 9W2, with a pivot to spindle distance of 211mm, is part of our Giro G9 turntable system and is an ideal upgrade tonearm for the Linn LP-12 turntable. The 9W1 version features a 222mm pivot-to-spindle distance for use on turntables that use this mounting geometry including Clearaudio, Rega, Graham, and SME. 


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