Established in 1983 - 30 years of analog progress!

Air Line

Is a linear tangential arm incorporating  air bearing which ensures practically zero friction in movements, while still maintaining a rigid bearing. The cartridge is thus maintained in a position the same as the cutting head.

The  Air Line tonearm is the result of a combination of experience making top class conventional radial tonearms and new research into air bearing technology.

The Air Line tonearm also has a rigid, minimally resonating aluminium structure and is easy to adjust, with repeatable precise VTA and azimuth adjustments as used in our best tonearms.

The air bearing used is the same type as those used in precision measuring and tool making machines which demand the highest accuracy possible in frictionless movement and positioning. The gap between the shaft and bearing is only 5 microns of an mm. This gives rigid friction less bearing withstanding over 10 kg load. Such bearing gives cartridge zero vibration and zero movements in unwanted directions allowing cartridge to collect only musical information from the grooves.
Pressurised air is supplied by the quietest compressors available with air-drying unit and it is best positioned outside listening room connected by only a thin plastic tube.

Introduced: 2003

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In Manual folder  find drawings how to fit this tonearm to other turntables!


Spare parts:

Air Line  Zero switch
Air Line Zero switch
Air Line  Double drain bottle set
Air Line Double drain bottle set
Air Line  damping system
Air Line damping system
Air dryer ( silver filters )
Air dryer ( silver filters )
Air Line armbase-Kuzma armbase
Air Line armbase-Kuzma armbase
Compressor model 30D
Compressor model 30D
Air Line damping oil
Air Line damping oil
Air pressure regulator
Air pressure regulator
Air Line extra weight
Air Line extra weight
Compressor oil 0.5 l
Compressor oil 0.5 l

Product photos:

Air Line 5 pin    Air Line RCA female box Air Line on Stabi Ref Air Line on Stabi XL Air Line on Stabi XL- rear view Air Line on Stabi Ref

Technical Data
Effective length 184 mm
Arm mount distance 212 mm
Distance from spindle to horizontal bearing -
Bearing type Precise high pressure air bearing
Effective mass Vert.
Total mass 2270 gr
Offset angle 0*
VTA adjustment Precise VTA tower
Azimuth adjustment Precise worm drive
Tube Conical
Bias -
Max. standard cartridge weight 25 gr
Optional light and heavy counterweight Yes
Damping Yes
Detachable headshell No
Arm mount Kuzma
Standard wiring Silver, RCA Bullets ( 46pF )
Accessories Protractors,Allen keys, cartridge mounting screws
Options XLR, 5pin, RCA box, purchase without compressor ( XL AIR compressor-model 50D can supply air for Air Line)
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