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REED 1H Tonearm

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REED 1H Tonearm

Reed 1H Tonearm
This 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.

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 28 mm 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 (special order).
Antiskating: magnetic, similar to the one used in Reed 3P.
Standard arm length is 9.5" , also available in 10.5" (+ € 100) and 12"(+ € 200).

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