Sony PUA-1600S static tonearm with SH-160 headshell and standard cableHigh quality Japanese S-shaped tonearm was developed for the PS-8750 flagship, and later on available separately. Full working condition, the cartridge has curved cantilever but works normally.
Sported two-point sapphire supports on chromed steel needle bearings. The light aluminium wand is damped internally with special materials. The dedicated headshell (SH-165) 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.
Unlike the previous PUA-286 and PUA-237, 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.
|Cartridge weight range
||4,0g – 18,0g
|Tonearm height adjustment
||45,0mm – 87,0mm
Made in Japan.
Serial number: 20651
All our components are subjected to careful technical control and fulfil entire mechanical and electronic characteristics given by regulations.
The set includes items seen in the picture.
Condition: 8 / 10