For sale is Consonance Opera 12" unipivot oil damped tonearm model T1288. Lightly used, in perfect condition with all accessories and box.
The unipivot T1288 is a 12-inch arm composed of carbon fibre, a popular choice for arm tubes as the material is lightweight, very strong and helps reduce vibrations. Unipivot tonearms can be intimidating at first. Such arms pivot freely on a bearing at just one contact point. There's nothing to keep the arm from moving – in space – from side to side or up and down. From an audio standpoint, uni-pivot arms are favorable because that single contact point minimizes bearing friction and tracking force variations as a cartridge and stylus navigate a record's walls and valleys. The result is greater dynamics and more natural and musical playback. The T1288 is also versatile: the oil-damped pivot makes it possible to use moving coil and moving magnet cartridges of varying weights.
Mounting distance arm base == 290mm
Tonearm length == 12’’
Overhang == 16mm
Offset == 22 degree (can be adjusted)
Cartridge weight == 3-15g
Down force range == 10-35mN
Armtube made of carbon-fibre, filled with damping.
Effective mass (approx) ~ 7g, can be adjusted with additional cartridge mounting plate gasket(s) and oil damping
Weight (without counterweight) 45.4g Counterweight(s) 93.6g, set of two different weight counterweights included
Damping oil is optional to adjust the tastes of the tonearm. If you like to use damping oil, you may get it locally. HUDY Silicone Oils 60K cSt will be a good choice
A single rounded point unipivot bearing
Separate adjustments for VTA and Azimuth
Easy anti-skating adjustment
Very high quality internal wiring, gold plated RCA connectors and cartridge clips
It's perfect tonearm for quite moderate price. For my opinion it outperforms many old "famous brands" unipivot tonearms.
Will pack very carefully, Shipping via EMS Express Post with tracking. All sales are final, No returns.
I can include the black wooden mounting base for free - if you'd like to get it.