Ortofon RS-212 tonearm Specifications

Sidebar 2: Specifications

Description: S-shaped tonearm. Counterbalance system: Rear weight sets static balance; light spring and calibrated knob set tracking force. Bias compensation: calibrated adjustment varies offset angle of force spring. Plug-in headshell weight (without pickup): 12.5 grams. Counterbalance range: 31 grams (shell plus Ortofon SI5T pickup) to 7 grams. Damped cueing lift lever. Isolated-ground four-circuit output.
Dimensions: Overall length: 12". Nominal length: 8.875". Rear overhang: 3". Distance from turntable center: 8.4375". Base-to-stylus distance: ?", from pivot center. Overall height (including cable plug and horizontal pivot tube): 4.5". Arm height: Adjustable from 1.375" to 2.875" above motor board.
Price: $90; $95 with precut mounting board for Thorens TD-124 and TD-121 turntables (1968); no longer available (2017).
Manufacturer: Ortofon A/S, Stavangervej 9, DK-4900 Nakskov, Denmark. US Distributor: ELPA Marketing Industries, Inc., New Hyde Park, NY 11040 (1968). Ortofon Inc., 500 Executive Blvd, Suite 102, Ossining, NY 10562. Tel: (914) 762-8646. Fax: (914) 762-8649. Web: www.ortofon.com.

Ortofon Inc.
500 Executive Blvd, Suite 102
Ossining, NY 10562
(914) 762-8646

David Harper's picture

who would have thought that in 2017 we would be reviewing tonearms and cartridges? This is what I love about audio. It never changes. I love vinyl even though I know that it's primitive tech that cannot possibly(in theory) sound as good as digital. But still, to me, it sometimes sounds better. Maybe because it's actual sound recorded physically in a record groove. Instead of sound converted to some soulless mathematical number stream. Maybe it loses something in that conversion. Something which can never be retrieved. Something having to do with real live music listened to in a real live venue. Maybe digital is like computer generated virtual reality, and analog is actual first hand reality. Is that plausible?