Graham Engineering – Phantom Elite 12″
Based on the uni-pivot design Graham Engineering has perfected over the past 20 + years,
the Graham Phantom Elite uses the point down damped uni-pivot bearing manufactured to spec in Switzerland,
Magneglide stabilizer/azimuth adjuster, calibrated VTA adjustability with built-in spirit level,
detachable arm wand in 9″, 10″ and 12″ lengths with Grahams cartridge alignment gauge.
The Graham Phantom Elite has a new, larger bearing housing for better resonance control with updated internal wire,
larger diameter arm wand with updated internal wire, newly designed decoupled counterweight,
new CA-9 height-adjustable cartridge alignment gauge available for 9″, 10″ or 12″ arms, new IC-90 tonearm cable.
“Although the basic design principles, thinking, and features of Bob Graham’s classic Phantom unipivot tonearm remain unchanged,
the Elite represents a substantial upgrade from previous iterations, with improvements in materials and implementation,
constrained-layer damping in the pivot assembly, a new high-density,
non-magnetic tungsten insert for zero-tolerance bearing-contact and high spurious-energy absorption.
No other ‘arm known to PS can be more accurately and repeatably adjusted to extract optimal performance from any suitable pickup.”
– PS, The Absolute Sound, Issue 254