Ortofon AS-212R Tonearm 9" with Mini-Din Plug

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Ortofon AS-212R Tonearm 9" with Mini-Din Plug

AS-212R Tonearm High precision, advanced technology

True to the legacy AS-212R

The Reference tonearm is the result of decades of experience and expertise in the field of sound engineering.

All parts and components of the tonearms have been upgraded with carefully selected materials to minimize unwanted vibration and distortion and ensure clear, crisp and precise sound. Careful attention to precision and durability of each part and assembly in both models ensures long-lasting durability for years to come.

Unmatched quality and performance

Precision mechanics and manual assembly

With over 130 redesigned components, the Reference tonearms are manufactured with unparalleled mechanical precision and advanced engineering.

Our skilled craftsmen carefully assemble, adjust and check each component of each tonearm by hand to ensure unmatched quality and performance. This meticulous craftsmanship optimizes every aspect of the tonearm, capturing the subtle nuances of your music like never before.


The Reference tonearm is an extremely versatile accessory designed to meet the needs of many turntable owners. It is available in two lengths, 9 and 12 inches, and can be adjusted in height to fit a variety of turntable models. The tonearm is a great option for vinyl lovers who want to switch between different setups. It is equipped with a universal brass connector that allows the Customization and connection with cartridges mounted on different headshells is facilitated, providing maximum flexibility and compatibility with your existing setup.

In addition, each tonearm comes with the high-quality Ortofon 6NX-TSW-1010 tonearm cable and has two counterweight options that allow it to accommodate a wide range of cartridges from the Ortofon Concorde series to the SPU series including all cartridges mounted on a suitable headshell, providing adaptability and versatility to meet your specific needs.

User-friendly design

User Compliance

Based on the well-known Ortofon technology, the tonearm is designed to be easy to install and operate, with intuitive controls that make it easy to adjust settings and achieve the perfect sound. The tonearm is statically balanced, which simplifies needle pressure adjustment by adjusting the weight and an easy-to-adjust anti-skating function. In addition, the tonearm is built to meet Baerwald alignment, resulting in minimal tracking error.

The 5-pin DIN tonearm jack ensures that you can use a wide range of tonearm cables, making the reference tonearm even more versatile and user-friendly. The AS-212R is a 9-inch tonearm and is also available in 12-inch as the AS-309R.

  • Cartridge weight: 18 to 26 g./26 to 38 g. (standard weight, including headshell)
  • Mounting distance: 214 mm
  • Useful length: = 232mm
  • Overhang: 18mm
  • Offset angle: 23.75
  • Arm shaft diameter: 18 mm
  • Recommended diameter of the arm shaft hole: 22 mm
  • Tonearm Weight: 600g/630g. Standard Weight/Heavy Weight
  • Height above the mounting surface: 59 – 79 mm (to the top of the tonearm)
  • Counterweight radial distance: 80mm for standard weight; 89 mm for heavy weight (measured from the pivot point)
  • Distance from the mounting surface to the top of the turntable: 20 – 48 mm.
  • Effective arm mass: 7 g.
You receive a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase for all of our high quality hifi-products.

If you observe any problem while using the product, you have the possibility to contact our friendly service team.

You can also easily manage your guarantee concern – without being obliged to – under the section My Account.