CLEARAUDIO UNIVERSAL 9" TONEARM
“… beautifully crafted and engineered…” – Jack Roberts, Dagogo USA
“Combine the Innovation Wood, Universal and DaVinci V2 and you have a world-class turntable package.” - What Hi-Fi? UK
The Universal is Clearaudio’s finest pivoted tonearm, developed for the Innovation series and Ovation turntables. Its vertical and horizontal ball bearing assembly is precision-machined to ultra-high tolerances. The Universal features a three-piece, telescoping, carbon fiber arm tube, reducing resonances through varying diameters, adding rigidity to this extremely low-mass material.
Its aluminum one-piece headshell provides a stable mounting platform for your phono cartridge and allows for accurate azimuth adjustment to maximize stereo separation. The Universal comes with easily interchangeable, multiple counterweights, allowing you to optimally position the mass close to the pivot point. The counterweight is underslung providing an optimal center of gravity and allowing fine adjustment of the tracking force. The magnetic anti-skating force is mechanically decoupled and adjustable by way of a locking thumb screw.
The internal copper wiring is Clearaudio’s best Six Stream cable, as found on their Statement TT-1 tonearm. One continuous run from cartridge clips to RCA outputs assures superior signal integrity, ideal for all high-quality moving coil cartridges.
The Universal 9” is available in a choice of silver carbon or black carbon with matching aluminum finish, making it both the visual and sonic match to our Innovation series and Ovation turntables.
|Zero points||Inner: 66.04 mm, Outer: 120.9 mm|
|Audio lead||Clearaudio Sixstream|
|Overall tonearm length||320.7 mm|
|Effective tonearm length||239.3 mm|
|Effective Mass||9.5 grams|
|Pivot to stylus||222 mm|
|Anti-skating Factor at a Radius of 83.9 mm and 133 mm||.49|
|Mounting style||Linn / Clearaudio|
|Universal Tonearm Manual|