Design B Series
For model MH-9B
the motto, “Simple is best”, we worked
to create a structure that diminished
vibrations as much as possible, in order
to reduce the source of distorted sound.
The structure of the essential arm rest
/ arm lifter / anti skate mechanism has
been made of soft plastic (ABS) so that
unnecessary vibration can be reduced.
We have used hard stainless steel in the
arm tube, as it is the part most
dependent on sound quality. As a result,
the sound quality rises well and
finishes with a crisp sound.
If the fulcrum, which is essential for
sound quality, is a weak structure, it
will reverberate and directly impact the
sound quality. In this machine, the four
large bearings are firmly supported,
preventing resonance and shake, and
providing the ability to trace smoothly.
where each part joins another are
designed to be in tight surface contact
to avoid using adhesive as much as
possible. In particular, the assembly of
the bearings requires meticulous
We took a lot of trouble over the
curvature of the arm, to ensure that it
would not become a hard-to-control
structure manipulating a straight rod.
(Imagine how an extra twisting force is
applied by the hand when you manipulate
an L-shaped bar.) On top of that, we
placed “vibration absorbing structures”
in the most suitable place, thereby
effectively damping the resonance.
For the weight section, we have used two
different damper materials: 1-
aluminium, and 2- plastic (ABS),
constructed to absorb unnecessary
vibration over a wide area, regardless
of deterioration in the rise.