New Transrotor TRA 9 tonearm

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This looks interesting. It is a newly developed tonearm by Transrotor based off of the SME platform they famously sold with the Transrotor turntables.

I spoke with my previous dealer in Germany yesterday and he said these tonearms are going to be very competitive with other highly regarded top end tonearms. Will see if I can get an example for the studio sometime in the near future.

 

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Here are some photos

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Great pics, thanks for posting. I am not sure why SME got out of selling tonearms, you can see the resemblance and the improvements. Such as the dual screw VTA adjustments...
 
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Great pics, thanks for posting. I am not sure why SME got out of selling tonearms, you can see the resemblance and the improvements. Such as the dual screw VTA adjustments...
Your welcome. Yes, definitely can see the resemblance. The review I read in German gave this tonearm some high marks and pretty much said that Transrotor did an excellent job with this new arm, and fills the void left by the elimination by SME for direct tonearm sales. I think it’s a brilliant move by Transrotor to go into this direction. I hope a 11 or 12“ version comes out later.
 
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This looks interesting. It is a newly developed tonearm by Transrotor based off of the SME platform they famously sold with the Transrotor turntables.

I spoke with my previous dealer in Germany yesterday and he said these tonearms are going to be very competitive with other highly regarded top end tonearms. Will see if I can get an example for the studio sometime in the near future.

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Thanks for that update. At the end, the summary revealed if you have a TR5009 or an existing SME V, no need to jump in line in a hurry to get the TRA9. Interesting.
 

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