REED

About Reed

About Reed

Tonearm Concept

Tonearm is mechanical, acoustical and electronic system. The set of parameters of this system determine characteristics of tonearm. Tonearm "sound" depends on how many parameters were taken into account while designing it. Main parameters of tonearm are:

Turntable-Reed Muse 3C

Turntable-Reed Muse 3C

After more than three years idea-crunching and countless man hours of CADing, prototyping, programming and real-life testing, we built our first commercially available turntable - Reed Muse 3C. Is it somehow unique? Well, yes! Whether you are fan of friction-driven turntables (the famous Garrard is made that way), or if you think that the right way to build turntables is to use a pair of motors and a belt, Reed Muse 3C should catch your eye.

Thanks to its unique and innovative design, you can convert friction-driven turntable to a belt-driven machine in 5 minutes.

Turntable-Reed Muse 1C

Turntable-Reed Muse 1C

The new Reed Muse 1C  smaller model is here 

Turntable-Reed Muse 2C

Turntable-Reed Muse 2C

New Reed Muse 2C is Ready !!!!!!!!

Reed 3P

Reed 3P

Reed 3P is our latest tonearm model. Built after our Reed Mag prototype tonearm, it replaced our Reed 2P model. Among other features, like fine VTA adjustment on-the-fly, it 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).

Reed 2G

Reed 2G

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

Reed 1X

Reed 1X

NEW Reed 1X Tonerm is ready.......

Reed 5A

Reed 5A

Reed 5A tonearm introduced as angling- 90o -tangential-pivot-tonearm, it is based on Double Birch/Thales geometry and will complement our tangential tonearm lineup.

Below is the scheme of Double Birch/Thales geometry ( Fig.1).

Tonearm geometry is optimized for minimal tracking error.

Operating principle of the tonearm is illustrated in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIoHvCE9F0I

 

P1, O1, P3 – Thales’ semicircle,

P1-A1-P3, P1-A2-P3, P1-A3-P3 angles are 90⁰ each,

A1,1B1 = A2,1B2= A3,1B3 segments represent tonearm length,

1B – vertical axis of the tonearm,

1P2 – center of the circle,which is drawn through three points -1B1,1B2,1B3,- axis of rotation of the back link component

2P2 – center of the circle,which is drawn through three points -2B1,2B2,2B3,- axis of rotation of the front link component

1B1,2B1 = 1B2,2B2 = 1B3,2B3 – tonearm lever.

Armtube suspension system is similar to the one used in Reed 3P tonearm.

Tonearm’s back link uses low-noise ceramic rolling bearings.

Lever uses low-noise ceramic rolling bearing and rests on the sapphire – molybdenum carbide thrust bearing.

Sapphire – molybdenum carbide thrust bearings are also used for tonearm’s front link, vertical and horizontal axes.

Tonearm has VTA and azimuth setup and can be configured with Reed or SME (universal headshell connector) headshells.

 

To make sure tonearm setup is precisely horizontal, tonearm has integrated level and horizontal plane adjuster.

Comparing to regular pivot tonearms, Reed 5A does not require antiskating and has much less absolute tracking error (max. tracking error is +/- 4 Minute of Angle (MOA) (Fig.2).

Pivot tonearms – approx. 1.2 – 2.5 deg. (Fig.3).

Comparing to other tangential tonearms, Reed 5A does not require any additional devices to work (e.g. compressors, electronic controllers), is compact and can be easily mounted on a wide range of turntables.

 

 

 

 

SAMPLES OF FINISH Pictures below are for illustration of finishing only; tonearm model may be different from described above.

Silver -Black 

Wood SAMPLES

 

1.Cocobolo - 2. Macassar Ebony - 3. Wenge - 5 Teak Light - 6 Teak dark 

    

 

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Reed 1H

Reed 1H

Reed 1H is the latest addition to our entry level tonearm series.

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

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.

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

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  • Free ship cost in Europe for order over 500€ (except speakers, we offer  50% of ship cost)
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Reed 5T

        

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Reed 5T

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. 

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