Acoustical Systems Fideles :
ON DEMO AT THE SHOP !
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 (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