Acoustical Systems Fideles Cartridge
If you want the ultimate MM cartridge this could be it. 5.5mV output so no step up transformer required.
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 has a world-wide retails price target of around US$ 1200 / EURO 990.
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.
the fideles – the technical specifications
|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|
|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|
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