Welcome to our Schroeder Tonearm page. Click on the thumbnail links to the right for more information.
The Schroeder Tonearm is one of those rare audio products which has achieved classic status -
before it has gone out of production. The demand for Frank Schroeder's creations however
far outstrips the capabilities of a single craftsman to meet.
To produce a tonearm consistent with the quality standards of someone trained in the watch making
profession (his previous craft), Frank controls every step in a tonearm's production. You are purchasing an
item which is made one at a time, and not on an assembly line. A little bit of Frank goes into
every Schroeder tonearm.
Taken in the context of a lifetime investment in musical enjoyment, your wait for your Schroeder
is insignificant and will be well rewarded. We discuss this in detail on our
Schroeder FAQs page.
As your Schroeder tonearm source, we can work with you to deliver a turntable in advance of your Schroeder.
Talk to us if an interim tonearm presents your only barrier to owning the finest.
Frank Schroeder's innovative solutions to tonearm design may lead you to the false conclusion
that this is a tweaker's tonearm which is difficult to set up. While its unique design means that you
will approach your setup differently, its logic will quickly become second nature to you. We address this
and other questions on our Schroeder FAQs page.
Schroeders are for music lovers and knowledgeable audiophiles. These designs once and for all render
irrelevant the endless arguments of musicality vs. accuracy.
Models are distinguished by their bearing, arm wand, headshell construction, and adjustment features.
The links to the right describe the models in detail, and the comparison chart summarizes the features.
Ordering and Pricing:
We update the wait times on our orders page.
Schroeder orders are considered to be placed when a written communication (e-mail or regular mail)
is received and subsequently acknowledged with an invoice from Galibier.
Effective January 1, 2008, your initial invoice (issued to verify your order) will be priced in Euros.
The conversion to US Dollars will be made at the time when the first deposit is required - approximately
4-8 weeks before estimated delivery.
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Payment schedule and option specification varies by model:
- Model-2: 50% deposit and finalized option specification is due 4 weeks before tonearm's
scheduled completion. Full balance is due prior to shipping.
- DPS, Reference, and Reference SQ: 50% deposit and finalized option specification is due 8 weeks
before tonearm's scheduled completion. Full balance is due prior to shipping.