Anti Skating Device for JMW arms
For VPI JMW memorial tonearms
On the Signature version of the VPI JMW-9, 10, or 12, you now have the option of installing this mechanical anti-skate.
Anti-skating is one of the least understood forces acting on a tonearm. Skating force is created by friction between the stylus and the record, causing a force vector in a direction towards the center of the record when the headshell of the tonearm has an offset angle. Putting a stylus down on a flat, groove less record will cause the arm to move toward the center of the record. Arm manufacturers have tried to compensate for this force, but that is impossible because the force is constantly changing as the music and velocity change.
VPI has a unique solution to anti-skating: the coiled wire of the JMW Memorial Tonearm acts as a spring and pushes the arm back without affecting the sound quality. On the Signature version of the JMW-9, 10, or 12, you now have the option of installing this mechanical anti-skate.