for the PS-8750
flagship, and later on available separately either as a long version
(28,6cm) or as the standard "S" with 23,7cm effective
sported two-point sapphire supports on chromed steel needle bearings.
The light aluminium wand is damped internally with special materials.
dedicated headshell (SH-160) is a mix
of aluminium and carbon fibers ; all contacts are gold-plated. The
original carbon wand version of the PS-8750
was not made available separately.
the previous PUA-286
the 1600S and 1600L tonearms sold very little, despite a
very affordable price of 32,000¥ and 29,800¥, respectively
- compare that to the 60,000¥ of a PUA-9
! This is quite probably due to Sony's abscence of advertising for
them - and the usual snobism regarding Sony audio components.
you'll be VERY surprised by the quality of these - educated high-end and
very well built.