The Magne tonearm is a linear tracking airbearing design. The moving part of the tonearm simply floats on a thin cushion of air, and is led only by the stylus tip and the record grove. Simplicity is the keyword for Bergmann Audio. We focus on a thoroughly considered simple construction, made with few parts in solid materials, to avoid unintended resonances and to secure optimum stability. These small important details create the intense and life-like reproduction.
The armtube and head shell are the first parts which must control the grove modulation and vibrations when the cartridge tracks the record grove. The Magne tonearm (the moving part) is designed and assembled as one, non-adjustable unit, which consists of an aluminum sliding pipe, carbon armtube (double tube with damping) and the head shell. The head shell is fixed completely parallel to the sliding pipe, for a perfect azimuth. The counter weight is decoupled from the armtube.
The moving partís simple construction with no adjustable/vibrating parts have no mechanical contact to the fixed part of the tonearm. The advantage of this simple construction is a completely unhindered signal transmission.