Eminent Technology ET-2 Tonearm Owners

Where are you? What mods have you done ?

I have been using these ET2's for over 9 years now.
I am still figuring them out and learning from them. They can be modified in so many ways. Bruce Thigpen laid down the GENIUS behind this tonearm over 20 years ago. Some of you have owned them for over 20 years !

Tell us your secrets.

New owners – what questions do you have ?

We may even be able to coax Bruce to post here. :^)

There are so many modifications that can be done.

Dressing of the wire with this arm is critical to get optimum sonics along with proper counterweight setup.

Let me start it off.

Please tell us what you have found to be the best wire for the ET-2 tonearm ? One that is pliable/doesn’t crink or curl. Whats the best way of dressing it so it doesn’t impact the arm. Through the spindle - Over the manifold - Below manifold ? What have you come up with ?


yes - the longer one cut the counter weight requirement in half. So it must be around double the length of the original one. I am not looking at one right now. If you click on my virtual system you will see it.  

Hi guys, I'm  a new owner here as I am having the ET 2 mounted on a table and shipped soon. Appreciate the thread. 

@ketchup, I used epoxy to attach the flat springs to the 15 cm I-beam.

@delm Thanks.  Bruce Thigpen told me that super glue works well, so I assume that's what he uses.  I'm sure epoxy would also be fine, too.


I like disputes. Here is my ''first.''.  This thread looks like Wittgenstein's ''phylosophical remarks'' He made about 10000 while an ''normal human'' can remember about 10. Keep inventing new upgrades...