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EMT  TONEARMS

REINTRODUCTION OF THE FAMOUS EMT TONEARMS !

OCTOBER 2022

The legendary EMT 929 and 997 tonearms (The Banana) have been manufactured for decades and remained unchanged until the production was discontinued in 2018. Since then, the EMT team has been working on the design of a tonearm series with significantly more advanced technology, and in 2022 we are now glad to introduce our amazing new tonearm line.

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For our new tonearm line, we are particularly proud on the fact that we were able to integrate the most modern bearing and manufacturing technologies into the traditional EMT tonearm design, resulting in a significant improvement of the sound properties of the infamous 929 and 997 tonearms. This, whilst at the same time respecting the long history of EMT's product line's qualities.

EMT 2022 Tonearm Line

HI VERSION | PROFESSIONAL VERSION

THE NEW LINE MODELS - SUMMARY

 

The new tonearms are available as 9 inch and 12 inch versions. Both versions come with either fixed head shell (HI version), or with EMT connection for the EMT Tondose cartridge line (aka the PROFESSIONAL version).

 

KEY FEATURES

 

All tonearm models feature :

 

  • A magnetic anti- skating device and a ring for VTA adjustment.

  • A tonearm-lift is included with the product and can be removed if the tonearm is used on old EMT turntables with built-in lifting de- vice.

  • The tracking geometry was optimized to reflect EMT's latest technological advancements

  • But all mounting properties remain unchanged.

 

 

KEY INNOVATIONS

 

THE BEARINGS

  • For both the horizontal and vertical bearing axes, the EMT tonearms feature a unique ball bearing technology.

  • The highly integrated and rigid mechanism is made of hardened and polished steel parts, combined with customized rubber components.

  • This reliable EMT technology innovation compensates for any geometric deviation along the bearing axis caused by positional tolerance, tightening of torque, and environmental influences such as temperature and humidity.

  • As a result, the bearings remain free of tension and run with lowest friction values during their entire life cycle.

 

THE COUNTERWEIGHT

  • The counterweight is connected to the armtube by two decoupling PTFE bushings.

  • It features a spring-loaded mechanism to allow backlash-free positioning along the adjustment range.

  • An engraved scale can be turned to the zero position when the tonearm is in the neutral balance state.

  • This allows precise setting of the vertical tracking force, even if you don’t have a tonearm scale at hand.

MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION

  • Each EMT tonearm consist of 150 individual parts.

  • All structural parts are machined from solid material in highest precision.

  • We use stainless steel for the base-parts and aluminum-alloy for all movable parts.

  • A specific alloy called “German silver” is used for all parts that are exposed to mechanical abrasion, such as the rear shaft or the connector for the Tondose.

  • We have invested in novel and elaborate tooling in order to enhance to new levels the precision of machining, and the assembly of the armtube's component parts.

  • So, without false modesty, we can now claim to offer the most precise tonearms with curved arm-tubes available on the world market.

 

 

THE NEW LINE - SPECIFICATIONS

EMT 909-HI

  • High-end 9-inch tonearm with fixed headshell for 1/2” hi-fi cartridge connection.

  • High-precision bearing technology with advanced tension compensating mechanism.

  • Fine-pitch thread ring for VTA adjustment

  • Contactless magnetic skating compensation device

  • Counterweight with integrated scale for VTF

  • Rigid headshell with azimuth correction mechanism

 

Effective mass : 10.2g

Cartridge weight : 10g > 25g

Effective length : 246.75mm

Offset angle : 22.25°

Overhang : 16.75mm

Arm-Spindle Mounting Distance : 230.00mm 

Null points : 120.9 / 66.04mm

Output (Standard) : wire outlet 20cm

Output (Option DIN) : 5-pin DIN outlet

Datasheet : PDF

MRSP - $ TBA   October 2022

EMT 912-HI

  • High-end 12-inch tonearm with fixed headshell for 1/2” hi-fi cartridge connection.

  • High-precision bearing technology with advanced tension compensating mechanism.

  • Fine-pitch thread ring for VTA adjustment

  • Contactless magnetic skating compensation device

  • Counterweight with integrated scale for VTF

  • Rigid headshell with azimuth correction mechanism

Effective mass : 11.4g

Cartridge weight : 8g > 25g

Effective length : 310.15mm

Offset angle : 17.55°

Overhang : 13.15mm

Arm-Spindle Mounting Distance : 297.00mm 

Null points : 120.9 / 66.04mm

Output (Standard) : wire outlet 20cm

Output (Option DIN) : 5-pin DIN outlet

Datasheet : PDF

MRSP - $ TBA   October 2022

EMT HI Series 9" Tonearm
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EMT HI-Series 12" Tonearm

EMT 909-PROFESSIONAL

  • Professional 9-inch tonearm with quick coupling system for EMT Tondose.

  • High-precision bearing technology with advanced tension compensating mechanism.

  • Fine-pitch thread ring for VTA adjustment

  • Contactless magnetic skating compensation device

  • Counterweight with integrated scale for VTF

  • Rigid headshell with azimuth correction mechanism

 

Effective mass : 10.3g

Effective length : 246.75mm

Offset angle : 22.25°

Overhang : 16.75mm

Arm-Spindle Mounting Distance : 230.00mm 

Null points : 120.9 / 66.04mm

Connection (Standard): EMT Tondose

Connection (Option INT) : Ortofon A compatible

Output (Standard) : wire outlet 20cm

Output (Option DIN) : 5-pin DIN outlet

Datasheet : PDF

MRSP - $ TBA   October 2022

EMT 912-PROFESSIONAL

  • Professional 12-inch tonearm with quick coupling system for EMT Tondose.

  • High-precision bearing technology with advanced tension compensating mechanism.

  • Fine-pitch thread ring for VTA adjustment

  • Contactless magnetic skating compensation device

  • Counterweight with integrated scale for VTF

  • Rigid headshell with azimuth correction mechanism

Effective mass : 11.7g

Effective length : 310.15mm

Offset angle : 17.55°

Overhang : 13.15mm

Arm-Spindle Mounting Distance : 297.00mm 

Null points : 120.9 / 66.04mm

Connection (Standard): EMT Tondose

Connection (Option INT) : Ortofon A compatible

Output (Standard) : wire outlet 20cm

Output (Option DIN) : 5-pin DIN outlet

Datasheet : PDF

MRSP - $ TBA   October 2022

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