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 archon© time-aligned moving coil phono cartridge is a new design.
Featuring an unique designed uni-body made from a solid block of Timet 1100 - an ultra-strength Titan-alloy. Internal liquid dampening at certain areas provides an unique energy transfer ability to conserve and bring to your ears even the finest and smallest details in sound. Thus enriching the sonic picture with rarely heard inner harmonics and ambiance nuances.
The archon© provides a sonic picture which is live-like and tantalizing in its openness, vital detailed and rich in its harmonic structure. A very natural, colorful sound - with an outstanding reproduction of human voices and the most realistic timbre. Opening a soundstage which is wide and recreating excellent the recording venue - with organic placement and wide inner dynamics.
The aiwon© is the best example for what improvement is still possible in phono analog front-end sonic performance.
Possible only if all parameters are carefully fine-tuned.
Fine-tuned to thus create much more than the mere sum of the parts.
The aiwon© is "old school" at its very finest.
A sonic performance second to none, - featuring a live-likeness, dynamic contrast, emotion expression and "you are there" character one has to hear to realize what was missing so far - missing in even the very best set-ups.
The aiwon© is carefully handcrafted in Bavaria.
Each aiwon© is handcrafted and carefully fine-tuned to ultimate performance by one person only.
All the perfromance of your analog set-up starts here - in the groove - with the cartridge.
Give the aiwon© a listen in your personal set-up - it will enrich your listening pleasure and musical enjoyment beyond your expectations.
The aiwon© will show you what your audio system is really capable of.
The fact – and sense - that most every recording contains music once created
actually in something we call live is all too often missing when we play back that
When we introduced the aiwon in early winter 2014 we were amazed by its subtle detail, by its ability to recreate tiny, tantalizing details – minor details which so immensely support the emotional impact and the sense of reality in a sonic picture.
Over the next 18 months we experimented with a few samples of the aiwon trying to further fine tune for even more impact in performance.
But it was not before we made subtle changes in some key inherent design
parameters that we entered new ground.
This was the birth of the design which then evolved in the spring of 2016 into the palladian.
The palladian features a hand hammered Timet 1100 Titanium body of
unequalled strength and with an unparalleled ability to transfer energy.
In the palladian we find a strong heart with more energy (coil windings), a body more agile with less inertia (reduced moving mass), featuring further a very special, subtle mix of small measures taken to fine tune each and every parameter of performance allowing for a sonic explosion beyond our expectations and hopes.
The hand hammered body, the quicksilverish shine like a dragon’s skin - The
palladian Timet 1100 body expresses visually its agility, vital dynamic and live-
The palladian brings that spark of live back into the sonic presentation of each
and every recording.
That spark of live – independent whether large or small – that was there when the
performance was once captured.
The palladian is fast, live-like dynamic and breathtaking direct in its color,
immediateness and agility.
An incredible agile, dynamic dancer – a reminiscent of Misha Baryshnikov in his
It is subtle, tender and sublime – yet frightening dynamic, with a sonic punch both
wall-shaking and stunning physical in its impact.
The palladian is.. live ….. in the very best sense and in the true spirit of the
And with the palladian the true spirit of the music is there.
Our statement in phono cartridges ….. our best.