Both horizontal and vertical bearings are very smooth, Arm sweeps smoothly across the horizontal plane, when a small anti skate force is applied and achieves an impressive 90 on the swing test. Both dials rotate freely.
Some slight marks on the hidden underside of the tube that have been touched up.
Cable not included
No original packaging.
Ekos Product History
Two variants unofficially referred to as Mark 1 & Mark 2
1988 Mark 1 Introduced
Mark II with improved bearings introduced (S/N 6200)
1991 Slot less pillar introduced around (S/N 6490)
2007 Production ceased (around S/N 10634)
Note: Some Mark 1’s may have been returned to the factory for the bearing upgrade.
Ekos Mark 2 Description
A precision tonearm manufactured to sub-micron tolerances to get the most music from the cartridge.
Temperature compensated precision springs ensure constant tracking and bias forces
Rigid construction, ultra-low friction bearings and clean room assembly to guarantee performance and longevity.
All key components machined from solid to ensure no unwanted vibration disturbs the music.
Advanced alloys and adhesives to maximise strength and mechanical integrity.
Low-loss cable and gold connectors to ensure no music signal is lost. In transmission to preamplifier.
Easy to use hydraulic lift/lower device.
Ekos Mark 2 Specification
Effective Mass: 11.5 g
Cartridge Weight Range: 4-9g
Pivot to Stylus: 211 mm
Stylus Overhang: 18 mm
Tracking down force: Adjustable by precision spring