Sterophile Class A component. Selling only because it does not really fit on my turntable, and precision is everything when it comes to tone arm set up. Original box and all set up tools included (it did not come with a protractor)--cartridge and turntable pictured are not included.
Based on the award winning AMG 12J2 12” tonearm, the new 9” tonearm use a scaled version of the AMG Patented Dual-pivot bearing. The vertical bearing, similar to a technique used in helicopter rotors, utilises 2 steel wires that allow fine azimuth adjustment while eliminating bearing play. The horizontal axle is hardened tool steel needle roller bearing. The aircraft grade aluminum armwand is anodized for resonance control. Identical to the 12J2, the new 9” tonearm’s internal wiring is multiple stranded high-purity copper, and features magnetic anti-skate and precision locking VTA adjustment. The 9W2 has a pivot to spindle distance of 211mm and an effective mass of 9 g. Linn mounting pattern.
"The AMG arm arrived in June, and with the opportunity to hold it in my hands, I was no longer merely impressed: I was stunned. Our hobby has been blessed with some beautifully made tonearms, including the Aro and Ekos, as well as the Mission Mechanic, the Zeta, Sumiko's The Arm, and various iterations of the Ikeda. None surpasses the 9W2 in sheer build quality. The German arm's surprisingly small yet chunky bearing assembly, in particular, is so precisely made—and so obviously free from both friction and unwanted play—that it could impress even those who are indifferent to phonography."
—Art Dudley, STEREOPHILE (Class A Component – AMG 9W2 tonearm)