Acoustical Systems is introducing a one-of-a-kind cartridge in the USD 1200 range - the FIDELES. The cartridge was designed to introduce top-level design, sound and material quality to entry high-end budget.

Dietrich Brakemeier writes: "The second picture shows the mounting area with the „island“ step around the threaded mounting holes to minimize the make contact area for maximum contact pressure and thus best possible energy transfer.

Thus why we gave even our smallest and least expensive cartridge the same quality Timet 1100 Titanium cnc-body and the mounting features of our prime moving coils costing multiple times more."

Do note that the stylus tip when in the groove is exactly dead-on-point right vertical under the front edge - further easing alignment and visibility."

Official international retail is USD 1199 / EUR 990.