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tone arm

n.
The arm of a phonograph turntable that holds the cartridge.
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tone arm

n
(Electronics) another name for pick-up1
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tone′ arm`

or tone′arm`,


n.
the free-swinging bracket of a phonograph containing the pickup.
[1910–15]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tone arm - mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridgetone arm - mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
phonograph, record player - machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically
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To stop playback, you need to use the raise/lower tone arm lever on the right which automatically stops playback once the needle is lifted.
The cartridge is the component at the end of the tone arm that contains the needle.
The record player features a fully automatic return tone arm, threespeed deck, built-in dynamic full range stereo speakers, MP3 and USB play-back options and the option to record from LP to USB.
It's designed to deliver high-fidelity sound, with a balanced aluminum platter, precision dual magnet stereo cartridge with replaceable stylus, and a tone arm with soft damping control.
The collection consists of co-branded footwear out of the Five-Two-3 range and apparel styles like t-shirts, track tops and hoodies featuring the Trefoil logo as well as the Def Jam sign-off or the legendary graphics such as the turntable tone arm graphic.
Paige explained the AFM can be used to examine "anything you can pin down or glue to the turntable within certain height limitation." The tone arm is fitted with a microscopic stylus that then scrapes over the material, creating an image by measuring the forces between the surface and the tip (this is where "force" comes from in the AFM's name).
An Audio Technica AT 110E dual-magnet cartridge comes factory-installed on the tone arm. The bulk of the RP-955 comes factory assembled, with the exception of the belt, turntable platter, platter mat, tone arm counterweight, and dust cover.
The old tone arm moves from left to right; he stands, stumbles raises his glass as though to toast someone, something.