The Ace Space Arm design uses side stabiliser bars and tiny ball bearing chases to maintain azimuth. Nottingham Analogue have also developed a proprietary damping material, the viscosity of which is such that it does not flow and does not require ‘settling time’. This material is applied to the centre pivot and the stabiliser bars.
Nottingham Analogue uses double long grain carbon fibre tubing with the fibres oriented the length of the tonearm not wrapped around it. This greatly increases the strength, resonance control and rigidity of the arm. The adjustable headshell is also unusual in that the orientation is in direct line with the tonearm and not offset in any way. The headshell also has no finger lift. These two features ensure that the arm is properly balanced from side to side and that no uncontrolled resonances are running around the headshell.
It produces a delightfully natural sound with exceptional speed and good dynamics.
Spindle to Pivot distance
- 10″ arm = 222mm
- 12″ arm = 294mm