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.

  • Features:

    • Dynamic balance graduated vertical tracking force (VTF) control through a new spring design

    • The new short wire spring, housed in the pivot case, eliminates unwanted vibrations in the tone arm

    • VTF in the range 0-5 grams can be precisely adjusted by means of the supplied digital force gauge

    • Anti-skate control adjusted by calibrated dial in the range 0-5 gram

    • Tone arm height, and thereby VTA, is easy adjustable on the tonearm base

    • Detachable headshell and tonearm cable, with standard SME-type connectors

    Download the RS-212D Userguide here

    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 66 mm 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