“… beautifully crafted and engineered…” – Jack Roberts, Dagogo, June 2010


The carefully hand-assembled Universal is Clearaudio’s finest pivoted tonearm. Its vertical and horizontal ball bearing assembly is precision-machined to ultra-high tolerances. The Universal features a three-piece carbon fiber arm tube, reducing resonances to a vanishing degree and delivering excellent performance with a wide range of phono cartridges. Its aluminum one-piece headshell allows for accurate azimuth adjustment, reduces mass, and increases rigidity. Additionally, fine adjustments for anti-skate and vertical tracking force (VTF) offers accurate alignment of any phono cartridge type. The Universal comes with easily interchangeable counterweights, allowing it to work with nearly any cartridge manufactured today. Its internal wiring is Clearaudio’s best Six Stream cable, as found on their Statement TT-1 tonearm. This assures superior signal integrity, and is ideal for all high-quality cartridges, including low-output moving coils. The Universal uses the Clearaudio/Linn standard mount, making it compatible with all Clearaudio turntables and an ideal replacement tonearm for other brand turntables. It is available in 9-inch and 12-inch versions.

Additional information

Tonearm Weight

775 g

Zero Points

Inner: 66.04 mm, Outer: 120.9 mm

Audio Lead

Clearaudio Sixstream


11 mm (12" tonearm) 17.3 mm (9" tonearm)

Overall Tonearm Length

430 mm (12" tonearm) 320.7 mm (9" tonearm)

Effective Tonearm Length

324.5 mm (12" tonearm) 239.3 mm (9" tonearm)

Pivot to Stylus

313.5 mm (12" tonearm) 222 mm (9" tonearm)

Anti-skating Factor at a Radius of 83.9 mm and 133 mm


Mounting Style

Linn / Clearaudio


3 years

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