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Thread: FOR SALE: Fidelity Research FR64x Tonearm

  1. #11
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    I'm going away for several weeks on Saturday, so if anyone wants this for summer, now is the time.

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    I've been watching this arm since it came up for sale, but I'm not sure if it would be a good match for my Zyx R100 cartridge?

    I have an AT 33PTGII and Ortofon MC25FL as back ups.

    Anyone out there with advice regarding the Zyx and this arm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyb View Post
    I've been watching this arm since it came up for sale, but I'm not sure if it would be a good match for my Zyx R100 cartridge?

    I have an AT 33PTGII and Ortofon MC25FL as back ups.

    Anyone out there with advice regarding the Zyx and this arm?
    Should be bang on ... the R100 is medium compliance which is a good match. While the FR64S is higher mass/suitable for very low compliance, and with a heavy headshell the FR64x can handle very low compliance as well, it's actually lower mass than the FR64S especially with the standard headshell, which is good news for more mainstream cartridges of which the R100 is one. The AT and the Ortofon should be OK as well.
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ortofon 309 Limited tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N + Shure M3D Jico stylus; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0 retipped by Ana Mighty Sound bamboo cantilever, Spirit '78' 3.0 conical from Ana, also vintage GE VRII, Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Duncan 'Tuberhunter' 200w class D; preamp - Pass DCB1; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 tonearm and vintage SPU-GE; SUTs - Ortofon 2-15k & Bob's Devices; Phono Stage: Schiit Mani; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink; Schiit Multibit DAC.

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    In addition to what Tom said, I've used the FR64x with an AT33EV and it works very well. I think it's very versatile, and sonically it is neutral and very open.

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    Thanks for both replies, I'll have a think, I prefer the look of a silver one but seeing as they're hard to find by in any finish beggars can't be choosers lol

    I've to factor in the cost of a new armboard too.

    Back in touch soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyb View Post
    Thanks for both replies, I'll have a think, I prefer the look of a silver one but seeing as they're hard to find by in any finish beggars can't be choosers lol

    I've to factor in the cost of a new armboard too.

    Back in touch soon.
    The 64fx is always black, the heavier 64S always steel colour.
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ortofon 309 Limited tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N + Shure M3D Jico stylus; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0 retipped by Ana Mighty Sound bamboo cantilever, Spirit '78' 3.0 conical from Ana, also vintage GE VRII, Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Duncan 'Tuberhunter' 200w class D; preamp - Pass DCB1; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 tonearm and vintage SPU-GE; SUTs - Ortofon 2-15k & Bob's Devices; Phono Stage: Schiit Mani; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink; Schiit Multibit DAC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    The 64fx is always black, the heavier 64S always steel colour.
    Ah, I see.

    Thanks,

    Mike.

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    SOLD

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