Acoustical Systems

Acoustical Systems
AQUILAR
Silver

$ 67,500
In the past 2 years our R&D dedicated a lot of energy, time, money and brain-storming in offering the unique sonic abilities of the AXIOM in a more affordable version.

To create an all-new superior 10" tonearm design - which also should be easy to mount on all turntables thanks to the slightly reduced effective length.

We have succeeded.

Introducing ... the AQUILAR - the all-new 10” reference tonearm

Immediate audible outperforming all other tonearms except the AXIOM.

the AQUILAR (origin from ancient latin "aquila" - the eagle)

offers many of the prime choice and expensive materials, as well as most of the unique technical key solutions which made the AXIOM's performance easily standing heads above all competition.

Acoustical Systems
AQUILAR
Black

$ 67,500
In the past 2 years our R&D dedicated a lot of energy, time, money and brain-storming in offering the unique sonic abilities of the AXIOM in a more affordable version.

To create an all-new superior 10" tonearm design - which also should be easy to mount on all turntables thanks to the slightly reduced effective length.

We have succeeded.

Introducing ... the AQUILAR - the all-new 10” reference tonearm

Immediate audible outperforming all other tonearms except the AXIOM.

the AQUILAR (origin from ancient latin "aquila" - the eagle)

offers many of the prime choice and expensive materials, as well as most of the unique technical key solutions which made the AXIOM's performance easily standing heads above all competition.

Acoustical Systems
The AXIOM Tonearm
satin rhodium

$ 184,800
The AXIOM is entirely designed, made and assembled in Germany
every AXIOM is assembled, tested and calibrated by the designer
all parts of the AXIOM - even the screws, the inner wiring and
It's customized aluminum transport case are made in Germany

* the AXIOM is a full dynamic balanced design

* the AXIOM is a full lateral balanced design

* full radial/axial cardan shaft double gimbal bearing, using custom made to order German nano instrumental ball bearings of aerospace grade with the lowest move friction possible today.

* bearings are mounted in a certified laboratory under controlled clean-air room conditions and with the bearing-house preheated to ensure perfect contact closure fit of bearings after cool down.

* the mounting board, bearing houses, external and internal VTA tower and fixed headshell mounting are made from triple-tempered German AP70XX dural air frame grade aluminum and stress-relieved V2a stainless steel.

* the mounting plate is hardened stainless steel.

* the counterweight assembly is made from German HD18 Tungsten.

* the arm wand is an unique composite of Titanium and Carbon with inner surface liquid dampening.

* internal wiring is pure silver litz w/soft teflon insulation (other options available on customer's wish and directive).

* the AXIOM follows an all new geometrical design.

* the AXIOM is a 12" effective length design.

Nevertheless, the mounting distance of the AXIOM is the same as with most standard 9"-10" tonearms!

Acoustical Systems
The AXIOM Tonearm
satin 24 ct gold

$ 203,500
The AXIOM is entirely designed, made and assembled in Germany
every AXIOM is assembled, tested and calibrated by the designer
all parts of the AXIOM - even the screws, the inner wiring and
It's customized aluminum transport case are made in Germany

* the AXIOM is a full dynamic balanced design

* the AXIOM is a full lateral balanced design

* full radial/axial cardan shaft double gimbal bearing, using custom made to order German nano instrumental ball bearings of aerospace grade with the lowest move friction possible today.

* bearings are mounted in a certified laboratory under controlled clean-air room conditions and with the bearing-house preheated to ensure perfect contact closure fit of bearings after cool down.

* the mounting board, bearing houses, external and internal VTA tower and fixed headshell mounting are made from triple-tempered German AP70XX dural air frame grade aluminum and stress-relieved V2a stainless steel.

* the mounting plate is hardened stainless steel.

* the counterweight assembly is made from German HD18 Tungsten.

* the arm wand is an unique composite of Titanium and Carbon with inner surface liquid dampening.

* internal wiring is pure silver litz w/soft teflon insulation (other options available on customer's wish and directive).

* the AXIOM follows an all new geometrical design.

* the AXIOM is a 12" effective length design.

Nevertheless, the mounting distance of the AXIOM is the same as with most standard 9"-10" tonearms!