The all new Air Force 10 tonearm

TechDAS Air Force 10 tonearm incorporates a culmination of innovative vacuum hold-down and air bearing technologies, which were originally developed for TechDAS Air Force turntables. Additionally, it draws upon our extensive expertise in precision machining, particularly with titanium and tungsten materials.

After dedicating nearly three years to the development and design of this new tonearm, we are thrilled to present a product that features an exceptionally smooth and precise motion, thanks to the advanced air bearing technologies. This breakthrough enables the faithful reproduction of even the most subtle details embedded within the grooves of vinyl records, immersing you in an unparalleled “you-are-there” feeling and experience. Furthermore, the tonearm’s revolutionary arm tube and main body benefit from the exceptional damping characteristics of the exotic materials and finishes used in their construction. This damping capability ensures ultimate silence and faithfully conveys every piece of information captured by the cartridge, delivering an audio experience of unmatched quality.

Horizontal: TechDAS Air Bearing Float System
Vertical: Tungsten Pivot and Ceramic Ball Bearing
Hybrid two layer structure
Outer: Magnesium alloy with DLC coating
Inner: CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics)
TechDAS Vacuum Force Lift System
Spring pressure dynamic balanced
TechDAS Helicoid Height Adjustable Mount
One pump system for intake and exhaust
10 inch and 12 inch
Pivot to Spindle: 230mm
Effective Length: 248mm
Overhang: 18mm
Offset Angle: 23 degrees
Inner Offset: 96.9mm
Inner Null Point: 68.9mm
Outer Null Point: 124.9mm
Maximum Error: 1.4 degrees
Maximum Distortion: 0.95%
Average RMS distortion: 0.39%
Weight: 2.3kg

About TechDAS

TechDAS is the house brand of Stella Inc, the premier distributor of high-end audio in Japan. Stella Inc designs and develops TechDAS products that rediscover the joy of audio and re-activate high-end audio. The brand is working toward the fulfillment of our dream, which is to offer what is truly valuable to users. All products are made in Japan with subtle craftsmanship that elevates the enjoyment of music to an art-form.

“DAS” in TechDAS stands for “Digital Analog Supremacy” reflecting the commitment to the finest audio technology. This philosophy has created TechDAS products such as the Air Force analog turntable line which has gained worldwide reputation for its sound quality, accumulated know-how, and the latest in electronics and precise engineering technology.

“At Stella inc. we imported and distributed many analog audio products, but there was no product that was truly satisfying. Therefore I decided to refine the old Micro Seiki analogue turntables to offer an ideal product. This led us to develop a breakthrough product, the ultimate turntable solution – the TechDAS Air Force One.”