This set up includes turntable, plinth, tonearm, record clamp, cartridge and tools. Description of each unit below.
Turntable - Balance
Since its introduction in 1985, the Balance combines timeless beauty, highest sound quality and perfect build quality.The turntable has seen continuous evolution und sonic optimizations. Hence today, the turntable is state of the art in terms of aesthetics and technology – as it has always been – while sounding better than ever. Little wonder then that the Balance is used as the absolute reference turntable not only by Brinkmann, but quite a few renowned publications as well. Not surprisingly, the Balance has received quite a few awards over the years: the “Gold Medal” for turntables from the “Image Hifi Millenium Awards” or the “Blue Moon” award from www.6moons.com.
precision ground round belt
550 x 400 x 140 mm
weight 18 kg, Ø 316 mm, height 90 mm.
planar polished crystal glass (recessed mounting)
available for 9...12'' tonearms
(arm mountings available for virtually any tonearm),
easy and quickexchange and adjustments are provided via a collar system.
Included in delivery
turntable, screw-down record clamp, solid state power supply, tools
The 10.5 is considered one of the best tonearms in the world and is used as a reference by magazines and reviewers alike throughout the world. The 10.5 is a true all-around tonearm. With a dynamic mass of 12 grams, it works well with any modern cartridge; and with 10.5'' length, it is still short enough for most turntables designed for 9-inch arms, yet also long enough for 12-inch arm bases. For optimum resonance control and high torsional stability, the 10.5 is made from aluminum and stainless steel; a high tech synthetic material is also used. For the same reasons, the headshell is nondetachable and the surface of the arm tube has also been treated with special anodizing. A double gimballed suspension, with precision ball bearings free of play, ensures precise and frictionless tracking. The vertical downforce and the dynamic mass can be adjusted over a wide range thanks to the split collar counterweight. Skating is compensated for without any contact by magnetic force. (Too bad you actually will hardly ever notice any of these efforts. Because simply put, the better a tonearm works, the more you'll hear what has been cut into the vinyl: music!)
The 10.5 features an infinitely variable Azimuth adjustment. A small clamping screw from under the arm tube holds the headshell in position. The headshell can be rotated by about ± 5° after untightening this screw. A precision-made plastic part mounted instead of the cartridge allows for aligning the headshell parallel to the platter or record surface.
Distance platter center to tonearm bearing center
1/2'' connector, long holes
Minimum distance between mounting surface and platter top
min. 4, max. 16 g
ca. 12 g
ca. 300 g
Scope of delivery
tonearm with flying leads (unterminated), tools
Tube power supply RöNt II
The tube supply utilizes two high current low resistance pentodes (PL36) and one full wave rectifier (5AR4). All tubes are made for long life. Secondary AC voltage is rectified by the full-wave rectifier and fed to both of the output pentodes via a line choke reducing even more mains noise. The output voltage is stabilized by controlling the output pentode stage.
Brinkmann RöNt II Specifications
Optional power supply for turntables »Balance«, »LaGrange«, »Oasis« and »Bardo«
Power consumption ca. 80 Watts
Output voltage stabilized to 24 ..25VDC
Output current 0...500mA peak
Life time more then 10.000 hours
Tubes 2x PL36 , 1x 5AR4
Dimensions 180 x 65 (100) x 310 mm (WxHxD) (with granite)
Weight with granite ca. 12 kg
The cartridge is essentially an EMT, which then undergoes heavy modifications. The list of modifications includes a vdH stylus, an aluminum mount with a resonance optimized contact patch (made of several layers of copper, titanium, beryllium, other special materials) and lastly our special sound-optimized tiny screws.
The EMT-ti has been carefully optimized to sound its best with Brinkman tonearms and turntables, although you may, of course, use it with any combination of your choice.
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Brinkmann EMT-ti Specifications
Type Moving Coil
Weight 11 g
Stylus vdH, radius 4 µm
Compliance 15 µm/mN
Tracking force 1,8 - 2 g
Vertical tracking angle 23°
Output voltage 0,21 mV (velocity 1 cm/sec)
Output impedance 25 Ohm
Load (recommended) 600 Ohm
Body Mountingplate with M2.5 thread,
resonance filter made of aluminum,
copper, titanium and beryllium