The legendary Schröder CB tonearm, manufactured by Thrax Audio under license of Mr. Schröder, is now available on their website.

Frank Schröder created an entirely new, radical technique to decrease friction in captured bearings. The resultant experimentation generated a coefficient of friction lower than anything ever published. This is complemented with a new multilayer carbon fibre wand, establishing a new level in tonearm design. 
Constrained layer damping and material transitions are used throughout the design to tune and separate sources from the impeding mechanical movement in the device. The end result is no discernible sonic fingerprint is added to your system by the wand.


  • Magnetically centered and pre-loaded ceramic hybrid bearings eliminating bearing chatter completely, guaranteeing constant rigid structural coupling and silent ultra-low friction movement
  • Unique system for lateral movement damped by eddy current induction
  • Extremely low bearing stiction/friction through the use of magnetically centered and pre-loaded ceramic hybrid ball bearings
  • Symmetrical mass distribution around the central bearing axes prevents external excitation to cause any cantilever deflection
  • The geometry and mass balance prevents change in VTF when altering VTA
  • Bearing for vertical movement is on the same plane as the record, so the arm is immune to warp wow effects
  • Wiring harness with extremely low dielectric losses allows usage of any MM cartridges with proper capacitive coupling to the phonostage
  • Symmetrical layout of the conductors preventing RF and EMI entering your preamplifier
  • Multi-layer armwand construction using carbon fiber and other composites create extreme torsional and bending stiffness with very high internal damping factors. This prevents any signal reflection back into the cartridge
  • A dual section counterweight is incorporated with an adjustable damping system. This allows tuning of structural vibration absorptions to prevent signal reflection across the armwand
  • Magnetic anti-skating - dynamic compensation for the varying skating forces across the record