Project Description

Schröder CB Tonearm

The CB tonearm features several unique technologies and solutions

  • Magnetically centered and pre-loaded ceramic hybrid bearings eliminating bearing chatter completely, guaranteeing constant rigid structural coupling and silent ultra-low friction movement.
  • Unique system for lateral movement damped by eddy current induction.
  • Extremely low bearing stiction/friction through the use of magnetically centered and pre-loaded ceramic hybrid ball bearings.
  • Symmetrical mass distribution around the central bearing axes prevents external excitation to cause any cantilever deflection
  • The geometry and mass balance prevents change in VTF when altering VTA
  • Bearing for vertical movement is on the same plane as record, so the arm is immune to warp wow effects
  • Wiring harness with extremely low dielectric losses allows mounting of any MM cartridges with proper capacitive load at the phonostage.
  • Symmetrical layout of the conductors preventing RF and EMI entering your preamplifier.
  • Multi-layer armwand construction using carbon fiber and other composites create extreme torsional and bending stiffness with very high internal damping factors. This prevents any signal reflection back into the cartridge.
  • A dual section counterweight is incorporated with an adjustable damping system. This allows tuning of structural vibration absorptions to prevent signal reflection across the armwand. Magnetic anti-skating; essentially the forces vary across the record during playback to correctly compensate for the skating forces.
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Arm wand Type:Wood (Glossy)Carbon Fiber
  • 9 inch Wand
  • 12 inch Wand
Effective Length:
  • 239.3 mm
  • 282.0mm
Pivot To Spindle Distance:
  • 222.0 mm
  • 267.48 mm
  • 17.3 mm
  • 14.52 mm



  • Effective Mass with supplied cartridge-mounting plate
  • 9 inches armwand
  • – 14gr
  • – 19gr with optional heavy cartridge mounting plate
  • 12 inches armwand
  • – 18gr
  • – 23gr with optional heavy cartridge mounting plate
  • Mounting Hole
  • 24-25mm with single M6 tapped hole.
  • Raised bearing technology

Ceramic hybrid bearings

  • – > 2mg vertically
  • – > 3.5mg horizontally
  • Type: Neutral balance arm, no change in VTF when altering VTA or record thickness.
  • Internal magnetic damping for the horizontal movement
  • Adjustable Parameters
  •  VTF
  •  VTA
  •  Overhang
  •  Offset angle
  •  Azimuth
  •  Anti-skating
  •  *Frictionless, resonance free magnetic anti-skating up to 2.3gr.
  • Wiring
  • High purity copper wiring, 1m from arm to RCAs (additional lengths upon request).
  • Double Counterweight
  • Lower counterweight can be exchanged to an optional lighter or heavier cylinder, allowing for an increase/decrease of total counterweight mass without altering the overall mass distribution of the arm. Adjustment to a fundamental arm cartridge resonance frequency of 8-12Hz yields optimal performance of the system.
  • Metal color
  • Black

*VTF higher tracking forces can be compensated for by exchanging the anti-skating screw, upon request