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Fidelity Research FR 14

High Quality Japanese Built Tonearm

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Fidelity Research FR 14


While incorporating many of the innovations of the FR-66S and FR-66, the FR 14 arm features an unusual design approach in which the arm pipe is offset from the pivot point to allow a shorter pipe to be used.

This is an advantage since effective mass is lower, yet the pipe itself is stronger and does not need as large a curve as in conventional designs.

The headshell connector is a proven, highly reliable design.

The anti-skating device can he adjusted to begin operation at the point considered optimum once the tonearm has been mounted.

The FR14 is a statically balanced tonearm and the counterweight is easily and accurately adjustable by means of a precision rack and pinion device built into the weight.

Available with pure silver internal wiring.


Type: static balance pick-up tonearm

Overall arm length: 311mm

Pivot to stylus distance: 245mm

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: 15mm

Suitable cartridge weight: 1 to 12g

Horizontal and vertical bearing: radial ball

Vertical arm friction: less than 0.005g

Audio cable capacitance: 80pf

Arm resonant frequency: 8.1Hz

Effective mass: 14g

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


instruction/owners manual  English

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