Tonearm Balance (Tonarmwaage)
This is a Tonearm Balance (Tonarmwaage). It was designed by Dieter Rams and manufactured by Braun AG. We acquired it in 2017. Its medium is metal, molded plastic. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
In the 1960s, the increasing sophistication of recording techniques and the rising popularity of the LP record contributed to a demand for high-quality audio equipment. Dieter Rams was a leading designer in this new market. Showing Rams’s acute attention to clarity and simplicity, the Tonarmwaage is a scale that allowed users to determine and then balance a phonograph’s tonearm settings.
This object was donated by Robert Greenberg.
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Tonearm Balance (Tonarmwaage); Designed by Dieter Rams (German, b. 1932); metal, molded plastic; 2017-51-3
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Bob Greenberg Selects.