9CC Evolution Tonearm
The Evolution range of tonearms from Pro-Ject Audio Systems are some of the most coveted tonearms on the market. Available in 9", 10" and 12" lengths, the Evolution models offer flexibility, reliability, and great sound for a competitive price.
The 9CC Evolution is based around a large, conical carbon fibre arm tube with integrated head-shell. The one-piece design allows for minimal resonance, with the conical shape avoiding the potential for standing wave reflections. The arm tube is further designed to draw resonances away from the cartridge and into the heavy metal block, which surrounds the gimble bearing. This simple but efficient design protects the musical signal from any unwanted mechanical interference.
The gimble bearing assembly uses four ABEC7 specification ball-races, for optimal flexibility and minimal resistance. The result is a tonearm that can smoothly trace the record groove.
Behind the bearing assembly, the counterweight rod is lowered to reduce the force exerted on a cartridge during the playback of warped records, which can produce un-wanted dynamic 'Wow'. The counterweight itself is lined with a Thermo-Plastic Elastomer (TPE) compound, to eliminate resonances at the back of the tonearm.
For accurate set-up of the attached cartridge, VTA and azimuth adjustment are easily accessible on the tonearm.
The 9CC Evolution is a true high-end tonearm and is capable of being partnered with some very high-end turntables. Its solid, reliable build combines with audiophile-grade features to provide a complete tonearm solution.
Premium tonearm with one-piece arm tube fashioned from carbon fibre
Conical arm tube avoids standing wave reflections
Inverted bearing design with four ABEC7 ball races
Gimble bearing has solid metal block housing to avoid resonance
TPE-damped counterweight eliminates unwanted resonances
Lowered counterweight rod, for improved tracking of warped records
Solid arm base allows for VTA adjustments
Single-screw fixing on the arm tube allows for easy azimuth adjustment
Silicone-damped tonearm lift can be height-adjusted to suit
High-quality, flexible internal wiring
0.5" (12.7mm) Mounting
For Cartridges Weighing Between: 5-7g / 7-10g / 9-11g / 10-14g
10 - 35mN
265g (Without Counterweight)