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Tonearms by Ikeda

IT-345 CR1 (click for enlarged view)

Galibier Design - Ikeda HeadshellWe’re proud to announce the legendary Ikeda tonearms.  The analog world has spent 50 years trying to catch up with the legendary simplicity of Ikeda’s brilliant design. 

The IT-345CR1 is the 9″ version and the IT-407CR1 is the 12″ version. 

Both arms are high mass designs, are dynamically balanced, and can support a cartridge weight range of 6 to 38.5 grams, with stylus force up to 5 grams.

The simplicity of the design has stood the test of time, but what sets it apart is the precision of execution.  This has been a guiding principle for us in the design and production of our Galibier turntables – design and implement the important elements exceedingly well, and when you think you’re “done”, take a step back and consider how you can do it even better.

IT-345CR1 9 inch arm – $6,900

Galibier Design - Ikeda IT345-CR1 Bearing

With a 245mm effective length (230mm mounting distance), the 345 will mount to most turntables.

IT-407CR1 12 inch arm – $7,400

Galibier Design - Ikeda IT407-CR1 Bearing

 Specifications:

  • Type: Dynamic Balance
  • Overall Length: 326mm
  • Effective Length: 245mm
  • Pivot to Spindle Distance:  230mm
  • Overhang: 15mm
  • Tracking Error:  +2° – 1°21′
  • Stylus Force Range:  0g – 5g
  • Mounting Hole Diameter: 31mm
  • Arm Height Adjustment Range: 25mm – 60mm
  • Max Arm Board Thickness:  35mm
  • Cartridge/Headshell Balance Range: 6g – 38.5g
  • Headshell Weight:  17.2g

Specifications:

  • Type: Dynamic Balance
  • Overall Length: 388mm
  • Effective Length: 307mm
  • Pivot to Spindle Distance: 295mm
  • Overhang: 12mm
  • Tracking Error: +2° – 0°35′
  • Stylus Force Range: 0g – 5g
  • Mounting Hole Diameter: 31mm
  • Arm Height Adjustment Range: 25mm – 60mm
  • Max Arm Board Thickness: 35mm
  • Cartridge/Headshell Balance Range: 6g – 38.5g
  • Headshell Weight: 17.2g