ACOUSTICAL SYSTEMS FIDELES HO CARTRIDGE
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