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Fidelity Research FR 12


Shorter version of the FR14 Tonearm, also available with pure silver internal wiring.

The FR10 series tonearms are based on the results of intensive investigation into tonearm design.

The FR 12 tonearm is designed to give you exceptional performance with both MM and MC cartridges.


Type: static balance pick-up tonearm

Overall arm length: 291.4mm

Pivot to stylus distance: 230mm

Suitable turntable height: 27 to 55mm

Maximum arm board thickness: 35mm

Arm mounting hole diameter: 28mm

Tracking force range: 0 to 3g (0.25g calibration)

Anti-skate device: weight and lever (0.5g calibration)

Stylus overhang: 14.5mm

Suitable cartridge weight: 4 to 12g

Horizontal and vertical bearing: radial ball

Vertical arm friction: less than 0.005g

Audio cable capacitance: 80pf

Arm resonant frequency: 8.2Hz

Effective mass: 12g

Headshell: 12g model FR-S/6 solid aluminium


instruction/owners manual  English

protractor (1)  English

protractor (2)  English

sebs mounting notes  English

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