Once again, we bring you Schroder tonearms, with a much faster
delivery time, only 2 to 3 weeks.
This is now possible as the tonearm is produced by Artemis Labs in
Southern California. Designed by Mr. Frank Schroder of Berlin, Germany.
Adjustability is also user friendly. The TA-1 is 9.5"
tonearm. Also available in 12" version, the TA-1L
Artemis Labs TA-1 Tonearm Specifications:
Kingwood - "it
is brownish-purple with many fine darker stripes and occasional
The wood is very dense and hard and can be brought to a
spectacular finish. It turns well but due to its density and
hardness it can be difficult to work with hand tools.
It is available only in small sizes (it is yielded by a smallish
tree, Dalbergia cearensis, restricted to a small area in
Brazil). Other woods yielded by the same genus are cocobolo,
rosewood, blackwood and tulipwood."
wood info from Wikipedia
The material that is holding the arm wand and arm rest is Silk
impregnated for sound quality
|Pivot To Spindle Distance
14gr with the supplied Certal cartridge mounting plate
Plus 5gr with the optional pressure treated brass plate
|Cartridge Mounting Plate
12.5gr. with ultralight cmp
balance arm, no change in VTF when altering VTA or record
Friction free magnetic skating force compensation (for up to
►► From the
TA-1 setup guide:
"The skating force compensation of the
Artemis Labs TA-1 is sufficient for a tracking force up to 2.3
gr. Upon request higher tracking forces can be compensated for
by exchanging the antiskating screw (available upon request).
In any case a slight undercompensation is
always to be preferred over even the slightest overcompensation.
The use of most test records and their •torture tracks• (>80μ)
will yield too high a compensation because there are no
continuous signals of this magnitude on any record.
As a start, just put the stylus/needle on the
space between the leadout grooves (or a •blank• record, i.e.
Cardas sweeper record) and adjust antiskating until the
arm/cartridge combo wanders slowly towards the center
of the record.
From then on, use your ears..."
All parameters adjustable: VTF, VTA, Overhang, Offset angle,
Effective mass can be altered.
|Distance between mounting surface
and platter level
Ceramic hybrid bearings with unprecedented low friction: <2mg
vertically, <3,5mg horizontally.
technology, not unipivot, not gimbal
Internal magnetic damping for the horizontal movement
Cryogenics treated, low loss, high purity copper wiring (single
run from cartridge clips to RCAs), 1m from arm to RCAs
Double. "Lower counterweight can be changed to an optional
lighter or heavier cylinder, allowing for an increase or
decrease of total counterweight mass without altering the
overall mass distribution of the arm.
way, even ultra light or very heavy cartridges can be used as
long as their weight/compliance yields a fundamental arm
cartridge resonance frequency of 8-12Hz."
Soundscape note : resonance frequency can be tested using the
HiFi News Test Record, for example
Available in black and silver