The Nostatic Arm is the modern version of the formerly well known “Dust Bug” by Cecil Watts.
The Nostatic arm incorporates a carbon fiber brush that removes the static electricity from the record during playback, and at the same time picks up the loose dust before the stylus reaches that part of the record.
The Nostatic arm has an earth wire which is connected to the earth of the record player or the amplifier.
The height can be easily adjusted to fit most record players.
It also has a sliding weight in order to adjust the “dusting force” of the brush.
Finally the base of the brush has sticky tape so if preferred it can be stuck to the surface of the record player for easy use.
Will not interference with tracking force and anti-skate like the brush that attaches directly to your tonearm.
This is because it mounts on the left side of your deck and so does not interfere with any tonearm operations.
I you are looking for a modern version of the Dust Bug or Audio Technica's AT6002 known as the Autocleanica or similar, this is Tonar's modern quality all metal solution. Well, except for the carbon brush
Cleans records as you play - reduces record and stylus wear by keeping those grooves dusted while you play - Eliminates static build-up. Will not interfere with tracking force and anti-skate like the brush that attaches directly to your tonearm. This is because it mounts on the left side of your deck and so does not interfere with any tonearm operations.
1. The Tonar nostatic arm may be placed in any convenient position around the turntable. For best performance the base of the unit should be fixed at the distance at which the carbon brush can reach the center of the turntable.
2. Adjust the height of the nostatic arm so that it is parallel to the record surface, then tighten the set screw in the base. Optimum pressure is provided by adjusting the position of the weight on the arm.
3. This cleaner is designed with a conduction path from the tip of the carbon fiber brush to the base. Using the ground wire supplied, plug one end to the base and connect the other end to your systems ground terminal. Use of this ground wire will dissipate static charges and reduce the attraction of airborne dust during playback.
Can be Installed in 45 RPM Adaptor Cutout in Some Cases