Acoustand 12″ Tonearm

Tone arm constructionThe Acoustand 12″ tonearm has been improved. And now comes with SME fit adjustable base as standard. Also, Litz 30 AWG Pure single wire from socket to socket. And a Japanese engineered ‘Matsushita’ head-shell socket. Pricing reflects these changes and the slight increase in material costs.

12″ Tonearm

The Acoustand tonearm is a high quality static balanced design. And available in 12 inches and finished to the highest standard. Also, the tonearm, is a no-fuss, easy to operate unit. And designed to incorporate a socket for removable head-shell. Also, for easy cartridge changes using the common H4 type socket. And used by many manufacturers such as SME, Technics and others.

The tonearm uses high quality deep groove bearings for pivotal movement. And the main pillar bearing is all SME. Also, the Interconnects supplied by the ROCK DOC. A super quality OFC cable and fits to the tonearm above the arm panel. And avoids any possible restriction, and  rubbing. Also, there is an adjustable anti-skate mechanism, and high quality machined manual arm raiser.

Flight case

The Acoustand tonearm comes in its own dedicated flight case for safe transportation. And utilises a one piece foam damped polished aluminium arm-tube. Also, you have the choice of ceramic coating in any colour.
A mounting pattern uses SME type fitting with adjustable sliding base. Which is for ultimate adjustability and precise distance. Also, 
we can offer the ‘Jelco’ mountain base.

Counter weights

Counterwieghts acoustand 12" tonearm

There are four counterweights included in the package. And with different combinations can be used for a multitude of cartridge weights. Also, including a special weight for SPU-G cartridges up to 40 grams.

The Acoustand tonearm uses the very finest stainless steel or Bronze. Which is completely hand polished and finished to a very high standard. 


Tonearm Type: Static balanced
Effective Length: 317.57mm
Overall Length: 350 mm Minus Head-shell.
Overhang: 12.82mm
Offset Angle: 17.11 Deg.
Mounting Distance: 304.75mm P-T-S
Inner Null Point: 66mm
Outer Null Point: 120.9mm


Mounting: SME Type Mount with adjustable range
Tonearm Pillar Diameter: 20.55mm
Tonearm VTA Travel: 11mm
Effective Mass: 18-30g depending on head-shell weight.
Effective Mass: 4g without head-shell.

Tonearm weight excluding head-shell: 675 g – 750 g Depending on counterweight used


If you require the Acoustand head-shell, it is available on our website separately. Also, you can choose from the dropdown menu. And the option, sent with the tonearm.

There are six options for the tonearm. And three finishes available, offered with or without head-shell. Also, the tonearm suits low compliance cartridges such as SPU, Koetsu and others.

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