Low Hour, Reed 3P (12") Ebony tonearm featuring C37 Copper Cryo treated wiring, Eichman RCA terminations and Optional Ruthenium Gloss yoke. Being sold on consignment basis for a client. Near mint condition tonearm includes original packing, box, owners manual, alignment gauge and mounting accessories. Worldwide shipping. Please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219.933.8115 for more
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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).
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
3P is acknowledged not only by its high quality sound, but also for
it's distinctive design. It convinced the international 30-member expert
jury of the “red dot award: product design 2012” international design
contest and received one of the coveted awards - red dot - in the
“Entertainment technology and cameras” category. The red dot design
award, held by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen (Germany) and with
origins reaching back to the 1950s, has established itself
internationally as one of the most appreciated quality seals for
in July 2013 the German Design Council committees have nominated Reed
3P tonearm for the German Design Award 2014, Lifestyle category.
The German Design Award is an
international premium prize, which successfully enhances the standing of
both designers and companies. Its organizer, the German Design Council,
has been representing and supporting the German design industry with
its expertise in all questions relating to design for 60 years now. A
nomination for the German Design Award on the occasion of the
anniversary of the German Design Council is especially significant - it
stands for 60 years of design culture.
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* Reed Mag has never hit
the market as a separate model (as it was always considered as a
prototype, despite it is precisely working and fully supported as a
regular product), but its limited edition of 12 items was distributed to
some our dedicated customers.
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Finewire C37 + Cryo is a high quality one-piece wiring built by
Heiko Wingender (Stereo-Lux Musikanlagen). Litz wires are insulated
using C37 (Ennemoser) lacquer. Cryo means that cables are
cryogenically treated (submerged into liquid nitrogen and cooled down to
-190°C / -310°F) for better sound performance.
Finewire C37 + Cryo can be fitted with KLEI plugs. This cable can be
ordered either in copper or in pure silver (99.99%) wiring, with copper
or silver connectors accordingly.
Cable length can be 50 cm, 75 cm, 100 cm and 125 cm (max. possible cable length).
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