Aquilar

my mixture of the Acoustical Systems tonearm Axiom and my Toho pipes/headshells- called ToXiom led me to the conclusion going for a complete Acoustical Systems tonearm some day.

A new project (I may write later about it – modern DD-drive) allowed me to implement a 10 inch Aquilar tonearm.

I used my AS mounting alignment tool to bring the arm into position – of course UNI-Din related.

My Audio Technica ART 1000 cartridge was put into the Arche headshell pretty precisely, also setting VTA/ SRA via the Arche headshell into position.

The result is stunning. It is not only an easy mounting tonearm of the modern kind. It is also a wonderful sounding instrument making me really happy. I do understand why the Aquilar won prizes in Japan and some other countries.

4 thoughts on “Aquilar

  1. Eckart,

    I am guessing someone has purchased a the new Brinkmann Oasis? I have been reading about this turntable with its resonance-inhibiting aluminum, copper, magnesium platter. Did you get the optional glass platter mat?

    The set up looks fantastic!

    Norman

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  2. Norman,
    the glass mat is inbuilt. It is made from crystal glass and does optimise resonance control. On top of that I am using a very slim felt mat which is really good.

    Best
    E.

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  3. Eckart,

    Oh, I thought it was an option similar to the Nagaoka GL-602 crystal/glass turntable mat which is very good.

    Just wondering, is the Brinkmann to be used in your big system or the smaller one?

    N

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  4. Norman,
    It is used in the big system by a Kondo M7 and ksl-transformer. The stand and turntable platform are really outstanding 😊
    Will report later on.

    Best
    E.

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