Reed Turntables Award Winning Design

They put all the love of music into every tonearm and turntable they build.

They have set themselves the highest standards and tightest tolerances for the manufacture of their products.


The Reed Muse 3C Turntable

After extensive prototyping and long-term experiments we came up to a solution of using a reverse sliding thrust ball bearing for a main axis. Bearing ball is made either from steel or ceramics and the lateral stability is achieved by using very durable and low-noise polymer sliding bearing. Symmetrical drive system is designed to avoid radial bearing load, hence minimizing possible mechanical noise and ensuring longevity of a master bearing.

Muse 3C is powered by two direct current motors and by design is friction-driven, however its major innovation is possibility to convert it to a belt-driven system in minutes by replacing traction rollers and putting on a belt (and, of course, setting a switch to a correct position). To prevent possible mechanical vibration, we use traction rollers (be it friction or belt) of different diameters, spinning at different velocities and having mathematically non-multiple diameters to driving disc diameter. Disc velocity is stabilized by quartz-based phase locked loop (PLL) system, so average speed deviation depends solely on the parameters of quartz crystal. Turntable drive is equipped with both mechanical and electronic protection systems.

Turntable also features electronic inclinometer (electronic level dedicated to measure turntable slope/tilt angle), which allows user to achieve perfect horizontal alignment without using additional tools.

 




The Reed Muse 2C Turntable

In Muse 2C we introduced a possibility to manually adjust turntable speed (along with preset 33 and 45 RPM options). Despite Muse 2C uses quartz-based phase locked loop (PLL) speed control system (also used in Muse 3C) and maintains perfect speed accuracy, sometimes there might be situations when minor speed adjustments are necessary, and now we are ready to help with that.

As well as Muse 3C, Muse 2C is powered by two direct current motors and to prevent possible mechanical vibration, we use traction rollers of different diameters, spinning at different velocities and having mathematically non-multiple diameters to driving disc diameter. Turntable drive is equipped with both mechanical and electronic protection systems.

Muse 2C uses a reverse sliding thrust ball bearing for a main axis. Bearing ball is made either from steel or ceramics and the lateral stability is achieved by using very durable and low-noise polymer sliding bearing. Symmetrical drive system is designed to avoid radial bearing load, hence minimizing possible mechanical noise and ensuring longevity of a master bearing.

And last but not least – having symmetrical design, Muse 2C can be placed by either side in front for your convenience.

 




The Reed Muse 1C Turntable

Reed Muse 1C is their first step into traditional design, middle range turntable market, while keeping our commitment to highest quality and representing our passion for innovations.

Shaped with traditional 70ies design elements in mind, Reed Muse 1C features robust, stable and resonance-free wooden body, however a lot of Muse 1C technologies, including main bearing and drive traction control, are inherited from our flagship Muse 3C. Traditionally, Muse 1C can play 33 and 45 RPM records, however if you have 16 RPM or 78 RPM LPs, you will find these operation modes in Muse 1C as well. For your convenience, 78 RPM speed can be manually adjusted in range of 70-85 RPM. Muse 1C also features electronic inclinometer (electronic level dedicated to measure turntable slope/tilt angle), which allows user to achieve perfect horizontal alignment without using additional tools.

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Reed 3P Tonearm

Reed 3P is acknowledged not only by its high quality sound, but also for it’s distinctive design. It convinced the international 30-member expert jury of the “red dot award: product design 2012” international design contest and received one of the coveted awards – red dot – in the “Entertainment technology and cameras” category. 

Magnetic antiskating and some other features, used in Reed 3P, were developed in our Reed Mag prototype model*, which made its first appearance in Analog Forum 2011 Krefeld, Germany.

Another 3Ps innovation is its bearing system. Although tonearm bearing system can be considered as gimbal, it acts like unipivot one. However, major difference from unipivot system is that instead of a single pivot three pivots and both vertical and horizontal axis’ magnetic stabilizers are used. Such bearing system is as rigid as gimbal, but its friction coefficient is as low as in unipivot.

 

 

Reed 3P Tonearm


Reed 2G Tonearm

Reed 2G is tonearm model, which merges the best features of Reed 2A and Reed 3Q tonearms and adds a few new ones. It is very easily adjusted and can be mounted to virtually any turntable with or without an adapter.

Tonearm has cardanic bearing system: vertical axis has thrust rotation bearings and horizontal axis is based on thrust pivot bearings (a bit close to Reed 3P). Such bearing construction eliminates bearing wobbling, which has a great impact to the quality of the sound.

All Reed 2G tonearms have unique azimuth adjustment system, which allows implementing a tonearm with replaceable armwand. Replaceable armwand feature allows you to change tonearm effective length and effective mass with no hassle. It features 0.2 mm precision VTA adjustment and tonearm’s height can be adjusted from 28 mm to 48 mm. Tonearm’s antiskating is magnetic and is similar to one used in Reed 3P tonearm.For connecting the armwand and tonearm body, high quality LEMO connector is used.

Reed 2G can be wired with Finewire C37 cable or have a 5-pin DIN connector for a custom cabling solution.

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Reed 1X Tonearm

After researching and investigating lots of tonearm designs, both available currently or made years ago, we discovered that majority of popular tonearm bearing systems are not optimal for a tonearm from mechanical and acoustical point of view. That’s why we designed and built our newest Reed 1X tonearm with a bearing system, which differs substantially from the most of tonearms available in the market. We think that it is an optimal mechanical system that ensures flawless reproduction of vinyl record.