Reed 3P, as well as it's predecessor Reed 2P, is equipped with Fast VTA (Vertical Tracking Angle) adjustment feature. Of course, Reed's VTA can be changed using fine VTA adjustment knob on the top of the tonearm base, so one may ask -- why is that extra "Fast VTA adjustment" handle is needed? The idea behind Fast VTA adjustment is that human senses (in our case - ears) can determine peak performance only if something changes fast. If changes occur relatively slowly, they adapt to "current" situation and it's not easy to tell the difference between the starting situation and the ending one.
Probably it's time to talk about what was keeping us busy for last year; actually we were designing, building and testing our newest creation - "magnetic" tonearm prototype, called Reed Mag. This model features magnetic antiskating technology which eliminates the possible noises brought up by the traditional mechanical antiskating. Moreover, it has possibility to change a character of antiskating force (i.e. force can be different or constant depending on the cartridge's distance from the center of the disk).
There are lots of talks in the industry on the best armtube material, whether wood is better than Aluminum, or maybe Carbon fiber is the perfect material and so on. To find out who’s right and which material is perfect for hi-fi tonearm armtube, we […]
The main criteria for designing, producing and choosing to buy tonearm are often wiring (internal and external), connections, and effective mass and geometric dimensions of tonearm which is clearly very important. However, there are some other criteria, such as tonearm moment of inertia (It) and […]
Laser-adjusted tonearm operation is based on a level principle and helps to determine when tonearm mounting surface is parallel to the headshell (cartridge mounting) surface. When using laser-adjusted tonearm, it is possible to adjust VTA and azimuth very quickly, comfortably and precisely after changing LP […]
Here you can find a few pictures of our workshop, lab equipment and testing tools. And we have quite interesting ones here... For example, our Griffin turntable, used primarily for tonearm tests, features two stationary towers for tonearms and one spare place, where either tower for the third tonearm or motor can be mounted. Motor is mounted when we are carrying motor tests, i.e. validating motor speed etc.