Tonearms by Tri-Planar
Herb Papier’s brainchild lives on today, under the caring stewardship of Tri Mai in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Tri-Planar embraces the philosophy we espouse here at Galibier – well conceived, stable, mature designs which undergo evolutionary, continual process improvement. Much of the Tri-Planar’s improvements over the years are “under the hood” and not plainly visible.
In addition to the Tri-Planar’s world-class sonics, we have not found a tonearm which is easier to set up and adjust precisely. Refer to the blog post in the introduction above for our position on tonearm ergonomics and usability.
TriPlanar comes in 3 versions:
- Mk VII U2 ‘Classic’ (250 mm effective length): composite arm wand and copper wiring
- U2 SE (250 mm effective length): carbon fiber arm wand and silver wiring
- U12 (308mm effective length): carbon fiber arm wand and silver wiring