Arthur Khoubesserian's Statement Tonearm

Even if you're not about to spend $24,000 on a tonearm, you ought to watch this veteran turntable and tonearm designer explain what he's done here and why it costs so much.

Knowledge is free and Arthur has a great deal of it to bestow. Mr. Khoubesserian's original company was Pink Triangle. Today he designs and builds iconoclastic turntables and tonearms for his company Funk Firm.

PAR's picture

I do not understand why a serious engineer like Arthur is described by you in that manner.

Yes the arm is very expensive. However if you have any idea of manufacturing costs for such a thing in low quantities plus a reasonable (yes, reasonable) profit then the price shouldn't surprise you, viz. the SAT arm by comparison.

Remember that the retail price of most items will be roughly at least 5 times that of manufacture. That rotating metalised disc at the headshell and its miniature bearing will be very expensive to buy in to start with.

Wimbo's picture

something worth listening too.
For someone that wants an arm like this that actually performs as the designer says, the price is inconsequential.

RandyInMpls's picture

The guy massively needs to trim his "elevator speech". Not to speak for you Michael, but I'm guessing you(and most of us) don't need a history of tonearm tracking solutions. You've got way too many booths to visit for that!

And I have to think that string(or whatever it is) might stretch over time or expand/contract due to temp/humidity changes.