home products services news reviews pre-owned payment testimony gallery links contact us

Product Information

  2A
  Reed > Tone Arm

Click on the above image for a larger view.

Reed 2A is for customers, who have fixed audio setup and just want to listen for the perfect sound. Reed 2A model has the same sound quality as Reed 3Q or Reed 2P models, but has less possibilities for adjustment.

Technical details

Effective length 9.5" 10.5" 12"
Mounting distance, mm 223 251.6 295.6
Overhang, mm 17 15.4 13.4
Offset angle, deg 22.9 20.7 17.6

Support consists of two parts: the massive stand and moving part, made of solid metal. After adjusting tonearm height it is tightened to a stand. Such construction is rigid and stable.

Bearings feature carbide tungsten points and sapphire thrust pad. Such bearings have a very low friction and minimal contact surface, reducing noise transmission from support to the cartridge.

Lever antiskating mechanism is supported by ruby olive bombe bearings. Antiskating mechanism is dynamic. Antiskating force is constant while cartridge moves to the centre of the plate. Ruby olive bombe bearings reduce mechanism friction to a minimum.

Tonearm is statically balanced. To minimize "swinging" effect, counterweight is at the same horizontal level as the needle used tip.

Headshell without azimuth adjuster is made of solid metal, which is heat treated in order to eliminate the internal mechanical tension. It helps to avoid parasitical acoustical oscillations. Headshell with azimuth adjuster is made of Titanium and Aluminium. It helps to minimise weight and increase rigidity.

Tonearm armtube (as well as cables) is probably the most controversial and demanding tonearm part. It really has a significant impact to sound quality. It must be lightweight (to minimize cartridge and armtube moment of inertia), rigid (to hold the cartridge firmly), resistant to temperature and humidity changes and , acoustically damping (so called "acoustically dead"). Armtubes are usually made of metal, fibreglass, carbon fibre or wood. Each material has its own advantages and drawbacks. We have investigated all of these materials for armtube production and came up to the conclusion that one of the best materials (and probably the best) is properly selected and processed wood.Wood is material which damping vibrations right on the start. Vibrations damping characteristics is close to exponential function. We now offer armtubes made from various kinds of woods.

Talking about tonearm wiring, we use Finewire C37 with different RCA connectors. Finewire C37 is a high quality one-piece wiring made by / Stereo-Lux Musikanlagen.

Height (VTA) adjustment is 20 mm, tolerance ±0.1mm.

Downforce range is from 10 mN to 30 mN.


Click on the above image for a larger view.

Click on the above image for a larger view.
Technical Specifications & Options
Effective length 9.5"
10.5"
12"
Finish Seashell White
Black
Gold Matte
Rhodium Satin
Wiring Finewire C37 standard 100 cm
Finewire C37+Cryo,100 cm, Eichmann Bullet Plugs
Finewire C37+Cryo Ag-4N,100 cm, Eichmann Bullet Plugs Ag
Finewire C37+Cryo,100 cm, WBT Nextgen
Finewire C37+Cryo Ag-4N,100 cm, WBT Nextgen Ag
Adjustment Azimuth: +/- 5deg, precision +/-0,25deg
Arm wand material Red Cedar
Wenge
Zirocote
Cocobolo
Pernambucco
Return to tone arm index page.