Collaborating with a company specializing in high-precision mechanics, we were able to bring the EINSTEIN “The Tonearm” to life. Decades of experience in tonearm construction and precise engineering make the EINSTEIN “The Tonearm” a remarkable product. It boasts perfect resonance control, excellent dynamic balance, optimal geometry, and user-friendly handling, among other fantastic features. Its structure and adjustment options are self-explanatory and easily comprehensible. Compared to many other tonearms, achieving optimal and long-lasting calibration is a breeze.
BOCHUM MEETS TOKYO
For many years, we had been envisioning a highly distinctive tonearm design. Over a period of six years, we developed a series of prototypes that yielded excellent sonic results. Listeners were consistently impressed with the sound quality, as well as the build quality and ease of use. Yet, Volker Bohlmeier, the owner of EINSTEIN, remained somewhat unsatisfied. According to the EINSTEIN philosophy, if something is missing, it cannot be considered a genuine EINSTEIN product, and as such, it will not be manufactured.
A Story to tell
It was inevitable that Volker Bohlmeier and Katsuaki Ishiyama would cross paths. Both of them had been developing and manufacturing audio equipment in their respective worlds for decades, and they shared an unwavering commitment to the highest standards of material and build quality. Their mutual fascination with the groundbreaking achievements of Fidelity Research sparked ideas for improvement and innovation, culminating in the creation of the Einstein “The Tonearm” – a superlative achievement in tonearm design made possible only by their unique collaboration.
“Every detail of
“THE Tonearm” is meticulously designed to achieve unparalleled precision and beauty. It’s not just a piece of audio equipment, it’s a work of art that brings your music to life with stunning accuracy.”
The essence of greatness, recognized by the discerning few. those who know, know.
Katsuaki Ishiyama is an outstanding figure at IT Industries in Tokyo, whose expertise and talent in developing groundbreaking products like “The Tonearm” are invaluable. His technical finesse and passion for audio technology have helped our company set new standards. Not only professionally, but also personally, he is a cherished friend who maintains a close connection despite the distance at the other end of the world and contributes valuable aspects to friendship and collaboration.
10 or 12 inch
No resonances due to perfectly stiff tone arm pipe with stainless steel outer pipe and aluminum inner pipe
Massive machined bearing block for non resonant and precise bearing set up
Removable headshell milled from solid aluminum block with innovative play-free locking mechanism
Azimuth set up with precise and tight locking system
Newly developed bearing technology. A solid milled bearing block prevents bearing resonances and ensures optimal adjustment of vertical and horizontal bearings
Copper or silver
Sophisticated height adjustment for perfect VTA (Vertical Tracking Angle)
Perfect combination with medium and low compliance cartridges
Additional tonearm weight for cartridges with high own weight