As always, when Acoustic Signature develop a product, they test the real world performance of that new product with the goal of offering the customer the highest possible musicality, but normally with other manufacturers this has to be tempered in accordance with development budgets - with the TA-5000, there were no budget limitations........
They could draw on expert resources. The objective was to rethink everything for which an optimal solution did not yet exist on the market.
Even with this, one supposes there are already enough ball bearings. However, tone arms have a very tricky peculiarity. A tone arm should guide the needle flawlessly and not create any friction – neither horizontally nor vertically. At best, it should not present any bearing clearance or friction. This does not work mutually.
If there is clearance, then there is friction and vice versa. The ball bearing for horizontal and vertical movement
ultra high precision Hybrid bearings made from hard steel and Ceramics. Only the best of what is delivered make it into the TA-5000. These bearings, are then meticulously adjusted and incorporated always from the same experienced specialist. Even here, we attempt to achieve the demand for zero clearance and zero friction. We provide both bearings with a little bit of pre-stress that eliminates clearance and nevertheless maintains extremely low friction. You can´t see all the efforts we make - but you can easily hear it.
The tone arm tube on a tone arm should be as stiff and light as possible and, at the same time, damping. Until now this has been impossible. Either it was stiff and light like carbon but without any damping and with a tendency towards resonances within listening frequency. Aluminum tubes and magnesium die
casting are relatively stiff but heavy and also hardly damping. Or it was made of esoteric mixtures and material combinations which were rumored to have tremendous properties until tested. A true solution
that verifiably combined all the conflicting features did not yet exist. At the TA-5000 we use a combination of different materials which are bonded with damping elements between the 2 tubes.
An innovative Armtube concept combined with pretensioned Hybrid bearings ensure that the TA-5000 is a perfect host for any cartridge mounted. The TA-5000 will perfectly guide the cartridge in the groove.
We are still delivering orders as normal. When your order ships you will still receive tracking details. For UK shipments, Our couriers have procedures in place to ensure deliveries are arriving as quickly & safely as possible. Drivers can now sign for your parcels, however will notify you that they have arrived, in order to ensure you receive your parcel. Signing for the parcel has now been stopped temporally for hygiene reasons. Drivers are also working with customer instructions, so you can ask them to leave the parcel in a safe place (doorstep etc...) if you prefer not to come into direct contact with the driver.
There has been no changes to deliveries with Brexit. All deliveries to the UK mainland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are operating as normal. No VAT or charges are applicable.
Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around.
Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person.
If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!
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