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Acoustical Systems Fideles Audiophile Phono Cartridge


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  • Acoustical Systems Fideles Audiophile Phono Cartridge

    We herewith proudly introduce the fideles - an all-new high-end phono cartridge.

    „fideles“ derivates from Latin / German and stands for „faithful, - as well as agile and lively“.

    Unusual in this price class, the fideles features a solid advanced Titanium Timet 1100 body of unparalleled energy transfer ability and unique combination of strength and light weight.

    The generator system is a double-magnet - focused field - moving ferrum pipe - principle which gives a healthy high output of 5.5 mV.

    Very easy handle for any phono stage and no need for a high-gain / moving coil phono input.

    Any phono input with 35 to 50 dB gain and 47k to 100k impedance is fine.

    The fideles’ Titanium body further features 3 rows of threads to allow perfect overhang in any headshell / tonearm.

    The fideles produces a very dynamic, live-like, colorful, open, transparent and natural sound and performs solidly several steps above it’s price range.

    It features very high trackability - above 90 µm! - and is very easy to align.

    It’s relatively low body mass allows perfect synergy with a very wide selection of low to medium-high mass tonearms.

    It easily rivals - not just in terms of it’s cnc’ed Titanium body - high end cartridges in the price range of 2000 to 3500 US$ retails.

    The fideles was designed to set a new standard in the US$ 1200 to 2000 - price range of phono cartridges - in terms of technical input, value for money and performance alike.

    frequency response 18 Hz – 25 kHz +/- 2 dB

    channel balance within 0.8dB @ 1kHz

    channel separation better than 25dB @ 1kHz

    output voltage 5.5 mV, 1kHz @ 5 cm/sec

    static compliance 35 mm/N

    dynamic compliance @ 9-10 Hz 17 mm/N

    vertical tracking angle 22°

    stylus true elliptical 7µ x 2.5µ factory-replaceable

    recommended load resistance 47 -100 kΩ

    recommended load capacitance phono cable + 0-max 200pF

    cartridge body mass 10.5 g

    recommended tracking force 17 mN to 18 mN