1H The entry level, but already masterclass

Reed 1H is the latest addition to our entry level tonearm series. And, for the first time, we introduce carbon fiber as primary Reed 1H’s armwand material.

After a thorough research we found a way to make the carbon fiber armwand’s acoustic properties close to ones that normally are typical for the wood.

By using soft wood to damp the carbon fiber tube, our new armwand’s acoustic properties become considerably better than using carbon fiber alone, and can be compared to wooden armwands.

Differences between acoustical properties of damped and undamped carbon fiber wand are shown in Figures 1 and 2.

 

Reed 1H has a cardanic bearing system: vertical axis has thrust rotation bearings and horizontal axis is based on thrust pivot bearings (same concept as in Reed 3P). Such bearing construction eliminates wobbling of a bearing, which has a great impact on the quality of the sound.

Among other features, Reed 1H tonearm has azimuth adjustment, replaceable headshell and VTA adjustment. Tonearm height adjustment range is from 28mm to 48 mm. It is also easily tuned and can be mounted on most turntables out of the box or using an adapter.

Tonearm signal output is either 5 pin-DIN connector or Finewire 37 cables.

Antiskating: magnetic, similar to the one used in Reed 3P.

 

Specifications

Effective length

9.5″

10.5″

12″

Mounting distance, mm

223

251.6

295.6

Pivot to spindle distance, mm

223

251.6

295.6

Overhang, mm

17

15.4

13.4

Offset angle, deg

22.9

20.7

17.6

 

The Reed 1H

2G The one with the laser option. The next level

Reed 2G is tonearm model, which merges the best features of Reed 2A and Reed 3Q tonearms and adds a few new ones.

Reed 2G is very easily adjusted and can be mounted to virtually any turntable with or without an adapter.

As other our tonearms, Reed 2G features 0.2 mm precision VTA adjustment and tonearm’s height can be adjusted from 28 mm to 48 mm.

Tonearm has cardanic bearing system: vertical axis has thrust rotation bearings and horizontal axis is based on thrust pivot bearings (a bit close to Reed 3P). Such bearing construction eliminates bearing wobbling, which has a great impact to the quality of the sound.

All Reed 2G tonearms have unique azimuth adjustment system, which allows implementing a tonearm with replaceable armwand. Replaceable armwand feature allows you to change tonearm effective length and effective mass with no hassle. For connecting the armwand and tonearm body, high quality LEMO connector is used.

As well as all our tonearms, Reed 2G has replaceable headshells.

Reed 2G can be wired with Finewire C37 cable or have a 5-pin DIN connector for a custom cabling solution.

Tonearm’s antiskating is magnetic and is similar to one used in Reed 3P tonearm.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Effective length

9.5’’

10.5’’

12’’

Mounting distance, mm

205.5

236.1

283.8

Pivot to spindle distance, mm

223

251.6

295.6

Overhang, mm

17

15.4

13.4

Offset angle, deg

22.9

20.7

17.6

Effective mass

From 14g to 22g, depending on armwand and headshell material

The Reed 2G

3P For the ones who 
likes to play

Reed 3P, among other features, like fine VTA adjustment on-the-fly, also has a unique possibility of adjusting azimuth while playing a record. An exciting thing about the azimuth adjuster is that during the adjustment process the cartridge “swings” around the needle tip, hence keeping all other tonearm parameters intact (you can see how it works by watching a short video).

Magnetic antiskating and some other features, used in Reed 3P, were developed in our Reed Mag prototype model*, which made its first appearance in Analog Forum 2011 Krefeld, Germany.

Another 3Ps innovation is its bearing system. Although tonearm bearing system can be considered as gimbal, it acts like unipivot one. However, major difference from unipivot system is that instead of a single pivot three pivots and both vertical and horizontal axis’ magnetic stabilizers are used. Such bearing system is as rigid as gimbal, but its friction coefficient is as low as in unipivot.

Again, if you are bored with this technical talk, it is enough to know that in Reed 3P you can setup most of the tonearm’s parameters (VTA, azimuth, antiskating) on the fly, and due to the very sensitive bearing system you will not miss the slightest music tones.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Effective length

9.5″

10.5″

12″

Mounting distance, mm

205.5

236.1

283.8

Pivot to spindle distance, mm

223

251.6

295.6

Overhang, mm

17

15.4

13.4

Offset angle, deg

22.9

20.7

17.6

Effective mass

See details of each armwand material

The Reed 3P

5T The ultimate solution

Reed 5T is our first appearance in the tangential tonearm domain. Featuring unique design, innovative technological solutions and high quality, and dedicated to a true audio passionate, it is one of the most advanced tonearms we have ever made.

Reed 5T technically is a tangentially tracking pivoted tonearm. It’s working principle is based on Thales’ theorem (if the center of a triangle’s circumcircle lies on the triangle then the triangle is right, and the center of its circumcircle lies on its hypotenuse) and the rule, that given three non-collinear points, it is possible to draw only one circle that has finite radius and passes through all three.

Arm tube suspension system is similar to one used in Reed 2G tonearm, and the tonearm’s turning part is based on low noise thrust-sleeve bearing. For angular rotation of tonearm we designed and built limited rotation sectional torque motor. Tonearm’s position is controlled by laser and linear sensor array.

Reed 5T has user-replaceable arm tube – feature, which allows to change tonearm’s effective mass yourself. Tonearm also has VTA and azimuth adjustments.

Reed 5T has following advantages if compared with pivot tonearms:

  • Smaller moment of inertia,
  • No need for anti-skating mechanism,
  • Max tracking error is +/- 5 Minute of Angle (MOA). (Figure 2). Pivot tonearms usually have max tracking errors up to 1.5 deg.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Mounting distance

251 mm (platter diam.max.= 330 mm)

Tracking error

+/- 5 Minute of Angle (MOA)

Effective mass

8-16 g, depending on armwand material (replaceable armwand)

Height adjustment

compatible with 28÷48 mm height platters

VTA adjustment

precision +/- 0.2 mm

Azimuth adjustment

+/- 8 deg

Downforce range

10÷30 mN (cartridge mass 5.5 g – 19.5 g,(4.0 g – 25,0 g))

Traction

Limited rotation sectional torque linear motor

Voltage

direct 12 V, using battery power source Reed Source 12V

The Reed 5T