Model DP-8 Anisotropic
Model DP-8 Anisotropic has a unique combination of bearings: For the horizontal mode of motion a silicone damped, high precision ball-bearing assembly with large housing for substantial damping.
Two precision sapphire bearings are incorporated for the vertical mode of motion. This also may be damped, if desired, by injecting silicone fluid into a well for vertical damping. Vertical damping is rarely needed for this model. It is independent of the damping of the horizontal mode of motion, and further it can be adjusted to all intermediate levels of damping.
Model DP-8 Anisotropic has a device for adjusting the VTA while playing integrated. Markings for “getting back” to a special setting is provided.
The large effective mass for the horizontal mode of motion is stabilizing the the armtube horizontally, so that at very low frequencies it is only the cantilever of the cartridge, that is moving – not the tonearm. This means that the bass goes all the way down reproducing all the bass on the record with full amplitude and dynamics.
It is the two weights on each side of the heavy central body of the tonearm that provides for the majority of the effective mass (Inertial moment) for the horizontal mode of motion. The center of gravity of these weights are pointing backwards – either upwards or downwards, so that they contribute to the counterweighs at the same time as they provide for moving the center of gravity of the moveable part of the tonearm up or down.
The feature with different weights of armtubes to optimize the tonearm for any cartridge is maintained. Thus warps will not influence the tracking force, and there will be no vertical deflection of the cantilever.
In model DP-8 the azimuth adjustment for perfect channel separation is accomplished at the pivot of one of the sapphire bearings.
Supplied in CHROME- or 24 carat GOLD finish.
The armtube plating being made without the use of magnetic materials.