Reed 2A is for customers, who have fixed audio setup and just want to listen for the perfect sound. Reed 2A model has the same sound quality as Reed 3Q model, but has less possibilities for adjustment.
Tonearm base consists of two parts: the massive stand and moving part, made of solid metal. After adjusting tonearm height it is tightened to a stand. Such construction is rigid and stable. Height (VTA) adjustment is 20 mm, tolerance ±0.1mm. Bearings feature carbide tungsten points and sapphire thrust pad. Such bearings have a very low friction and minimal contact surface, reducing noise transmission from base to the cartridge. Lever antiskating mechanism is supported by ruby olive bombe bearings. Antiskating mechanism is dynamic. Antiskating force is constant while cartridge moves to the center of the plate. Ruby olive bombe bearings reduce mechanism friction to a minimum. Tonearm is statically balanced. To minimize "swinging" effect, counterweight is at the same horizontal level as the needle tip. Downforce range is from 10 mN to 30 mN. Currently our tonearm armtubes are made only from wood. After investigating various materials - metal, fiberglass, carbon fiber and, of course, wood, we came up to conclusion that our tonearms sound best (and have best acoustic properties) with armwands made from properly selected and processed wood. Armtube material also has significant impact to tonearms effective mass.
Reed 2A tonearm review
- Effective length: 9.5’’ 10.5’’ 12’’
- Mounting distance, mm: 223 251.6 295.6
- Overhang, mm: 17 15.4 13.4
- Offset angle, deg: 22.9 20.7 17.6
- Effective mass: See details of each armwand material