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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbird View Post
    I know right , Everything about them is clever Russell . they look and sound stunning, just a shame they didnt put it on the model ive bought

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    Iíve always lusted after the Triplanar tonearm, but after the Reed came to market, now it is the object of my desires. Iíve studied their design and it is so thorough and complete, and beyond that, damned attractive! Hopefully one day Iíll get the gumption up to buy one? I got an invite for a new credit card in the mail yesterday? Hmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphaGT View Post
    Iíve always lusted after the Triplanar tonearm, but after the Reed came to market, now it is the object of my desires. Iíve studied their design and it is so thorough and complete, and beyond that, damned attractive! Hopefully one day Iíll get the gumption up to buy one? I got an invite for a new credit card in the mail yesterday? Hmm

    Russell
    Haha just do it mate. They were the exact two arms on my radar aswell but after a bit of research i went for the reed. I think its a piece of art visually and sonically. Thankfully i got a tax rebate which made the unobtainable, obtainable.

    Next is to save for a Woodsong plinth to mount it on




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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbird View Post
    Haha just do it mate. They were the exact two arms on my radar aswell but after a bit of research i went for the reed. I think its a piece of art visually and sonically. Thankfully i got a tax rebate which made the unobtainable, obtainable.

    Next is to save for a Woodsong plinth to mount it on




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    It really is a thing of beauty.

    But Iíd probably have to start out on a whole new turntable to make use of it? At present I have a VPI Scout, and itís VPI tonearm is very nice really, a unipivot with very thick damped aluminum tube. Itís mounted on a large screw, hollow pipe, that passes through a round hole in the plinth, large nut on the bottom. Itís 9 and 1/2 inches long, so a longer arm would not be possible. I canít change an arm board to accommodate a different mount, or length. So Iím afraid Iíd need a whole new Ďtable to make full use of a Reed arm?

    The VPI is a nice Ďtable/arm combo, slightly above entry level Iíd say. So Iíll have to save up my duckies to embark on something the next level up. Iíll be honest, Iíve learned volumes about high end record playing from this forum! Members like yourself are very generous with such knowledge, so Iím sure Iíll get there eventually!

    I canít wait to see your Ďtable and arm with cartridge of your choice all set up! Youíll have to start a new thread to keep us informed of your progress! Good luck with it and Iím hoping it doesnít take too long for your project to reach fruition!

    Russell

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphaGT View Post
    It really is a thing of beauty.

    But Iíd probably have to start out on a whole new turntable to make use of it? At present I have a VPI Scout, and itís VPI tonearm is very nice really, a unipivot with very thick damped aluminum tube. Itís mounted on a large screw, hollow pipe, that passes through a round hole in the plinth, large nut on the bottom. Itís 9 and 1/2 inches long, so a longer arm would not be possible. I canít change an arm board to accommodate a different mount, or length. So Iím afraid Iíd need a whole new Ďtable to make full use of a Reed arm?

    The VPI is a nice Ďtable/arm combo, slightly above entry level Iíd say. So Iíll have to save up my duckies to embark on something the next level up. Iíll be honest, Iíve learned volumes about high end record playing from this forum! Members like yourself are very generous with such knowledge, so Iím sure Iíll get there eventually!

    I canít wait to see your Ďtable and arm with cartridge of your choice all set up! Youíll have to start a new thread to keep us informed of your progress! Good luck with it and Iím hoping it doesnít take too long for your project to reach fruition!

    Russell
    Yeah thats fair enough Russell, I understand. It turns into a big commitment and financial outlay when you consider all that.

    The VPI gear is great stuff anyway so your not missing too much mate. As you know itís diminishing returns as you go up the ladder.

    My arm has arrived now so i can start gathering up the rest of it when i get back from my holiday, with a new thread to go with it.

    Cheers

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    There are quite a few arms which may perform well, but are not exactly an aesthetic joy to behold. I even find the SME V12 a little 'unbalanced' in appearance, although the A.O. PU7 looks elegant; both are derivatives of their 9" peers. The Reed arms do indeed (to my eyes) look exactly like the perfect conception of a 12" arm but without looking too fussy. I am also talking to the moths guarding my wallet. Besides, the name does it for me !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Reed View Post
    There are quite a few arms which may perform well, but are not exactly an aesthetic joy to behold. I even find the SME V12 a little 'unbalanced' in appearance, although the A.O. PU7 looks elegant; both are derivatives of their 9" peers. The Reed arms do indeed (to my eyes) look exactly like the perfect conception of a 12" arm but without looking too fussy. I am also talking to the moths guarding my wallet. Besides, the name does it for me !
    The Reed 3P is by some margin the finest upper-medium mass, fixed headshell tonearm that I have used and heard (yes, a Glanz is genuinely better, but it's very high mass and somewhat pricier). I am very close to ordering another 12" demonstrator to go on the old Kenwood KD-990, probably in the same spec as the last one, eg Cocobolo arm wand and with Reed's Finewire Cryo treated copper cabling.

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    How does the headshell look like ? I am asking since I just bought an Reed 2A and looking at the picture of the headshell it looks as if it can be adjusted.

    I have attached a picture of the headshell of the one Reed I bought - I haven't recieved it yet, so I can't check it physically.
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    English is not my native language, so any grammar & spelling errors is due to my crappy Smartphone..

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    Speakers: Harbeth SHL5.
    Turntable 1: Sony TTS-8000 in a Reisimic Sound plinth with Helius Omega Ruby & Benz Ruby Z/ Lyra Delos.
    Turntable 2: Garrard 401.
    Cables: Belden 8402 interconnects and Duelund DCA16GA for speakers.
    Turntable projects: Refurbished TTS-8000 in a TB-2000 plinth w. Helius Omega and Reed 2A Tonearm.
    Future: I will get back to tubes some day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nonnegativ View Post
    How does the headshell look like ? I am asking since I just bought an Reed 2A and looking at the picture of the headshell it looks as if it can be adjusted.

    I have attached a picture of the headshell of the one Reed I bought - I haven't recieved it yet, so I can't check it physically.
    Hi mate, yes your one is adjustable , mine is fixed like this. The image i used was a stock one which shows the arm with adjustable azimuth. Did you buy it on ebay? I saw one on there a couple of days ago.


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    Hi Karl !

    Yes - I got the one for sale on ebay. They really are beautiful looking, and I am pretty excited to try it out.
    English is not my native language, so any grammar & spelling errors is due to my crappy Smartphone..

    Amp: Ayre AX-7e.
    Riaa: ASR Basis Exclusive.
    Speakers: Harbeth SHL5.
    Turntable 1: Sony TTS-8000 in a Reisimic Sound plinth with Helius Omega Ruby & Benz Ruby Z/ Lyra Delos.
    Turntable 2: Garrard 401.
    Cables: Belden 8402 interconnects and Duelund DCA16GA for speakers.
    Turntable projects: Refurbished TTS-8000 in a TB-2000 plinth w. Helius Omega and Reed 2A Tonearm.
    Future: I will get back to tubes some day.

    http://www.discogs.com/user/Nonnegativ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nonnegativ View Post
    Hi Karl !

    Yes - I got the one for sale on ebay. They really are beautiful looking, and I am pretty excited to try it out.
    Congrats buddy, you will be very impressed by the build quality. Its a superb piece of engineering . What arm is it replacing ?


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