NEW REED 1H 9.5" TONEARM



Reed Audio new entry level 9.5" tonearm 1H: “Reed 1H 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.

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

 

Carbon fiber damped characteristics



Figure 1. Damped carbon fiber.

Carbon fiber characteristics


Figure 2. Carbon fiber.

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 28mm 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.

Antiskating: magnetic, similar to the one used in Reed 3P.

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