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Ortofon RS-212D 9" dynamic-balance tonearm

The Ortofon RS-212D tonearm takes analog sound reproduction to a higher level with highly configurable VTF options and a dynamic balance system for increased stability when tracking warps and other anomalies.

The RS D-Series tonearms can be used for a wide array of cartridges, feature anti-skating control.

Download Armbase fixing location drawing here

Download Mounting template drawing here

Please note: The AS-212S, AS-309S, RS-212D and RS-309D tonearms have a Japanese geometry, which will not directly fit the normal Baerwald alignment. Baerwald alignment has a zero tracking angle error at 66mm and 120.9 mm distance from the center of the platter.

Please read our recommendations for alignment of RS and AS tonearm models here.

RS-212D 9" tonearm Technical data

Effective mass (without headshell)  - 3.5 g
Effective length (distance between the stylus and pivot point)  - 231mm
Mounting distance between the pivot point and turntable center)  - 216mm
Offset angle  - 22 degrees
Overhang  - 15mm
Inner null point  - 58,5 mm
Outer null point  - 114,5 mm
Tracking force adjusting range (direct reading)  - 0 - 5 g

Height adjustment range  - 42 mm - 57 mm
Diameter of  the armbase mounting hole  - 34 mm - 36 mm
Diameter of the center shaf  - 16 mm
Fixing holes PCD  - dia. 50 mm
Size/Thread  - dia. 3.2 mm (dia. 3mm x 20mm and dia. 3 mm wood screw)
Digital scale DS-1 included
Headhell SH-1 included

The RS-212D tonearm is available in the USA and Japan.

For ordering please contact your local Ortofon Authorised HiFi Partner .