Made in the late 1950s and early 1960s the Ortofon ESL 1000 developed the smooth curved aluminum alloy arms that were to become the standard of tonearm design for the next 40 years. This tonearm has high snob appeal these days and are becoming more and more difficult to find. Perfectly balanced and smooth operation.
ESL tonearms by Ortofon made in Denmark for US market
9" inch pivot to stylus same length as ortofon SMG 212 . but with spring
loaded tracking pressure , after balancing with the counterweight, is known
as dynamic tracking force. ESL/Ortofon boasted how their arms would track
properly, even at crazy, non-level angles, due to the spring loaded dynamic
The arm uses ball bearings throughout for all vertical and horizontal
motions. This assures smoother operation, increased record life and longer,
trouble free performance.