Air floats and linear tracking make for the ideal pickup. Moves sideways smoothly with air. Air film absorbs unwanted vibrations and external noise.

Linear Arm AFU1-2


Ideal sound pick-up

A vinyl record has more than 600 sound grooves of 120 μ width, with irregular intervals depending on the level of the signal. Therefore, it is important in tracing from the outer to the inner circumference in a stable manner.

・Movement to the next groove should be light and smooth.

・Transmission of only the vibrations emitted by the stylus without any micro vibration.

Also, the cutting race is ticked in a straight line during the record production process. So tracing in the same line as that is also ideal to eliminate tracking errors between the outer and inner circumference.


AFU1-2's concept

It has a unique air float structure and moves with a force of less than 0.1 g without servo. So it can trace the movement of the stylus tip without missing. It is then traced in a straight line (linear tracking) on the same track as the cutting machine.


Attachable Dimensions

AFU1-2 can be installed with the dimensions shown in the diagram. (Or add a platform for the AFU1-2)

Please check the position of the turntable and tonearm.


Silence air supply

The air supply is equipped with a highly reliable pump that is also used for medical equipment, and powerfully supplies the capacity required for linear arm. The double-sealed sound leakage and vibration prevention system maintains sufficient silence even when installed in a listening room.

*Air Supply POU2 is sold separately.


Model AFU1-2
Type Air float linear tracking
Applicable Cartridge Weight 20-40 g (Including Shell)
Applicable Stylus Weight 1.5-5 g
Stylus Pressure Adjustment Static balance
Screw Adjustment Azimuth, Tonearm Length, Leveling
Arm Lift Manual
Output Terminal DIN 5P
Installation Dimensions 310W×81H×327D mm

DIN5P phono cable (Selectable either balance or unbalance)

Air Control Box ACB1

Head Shell, Setting gauge, Level, Air Tube

Sold Separately

Air Supply POU2, Base Plate BPL1

Linear Arm Attachment LAA1

  • Requires Air Supply POU2 and arm attachment(Sold separately)
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