Turntable Arm lift by Little Fwend. Exquisite. Precision. Finally.

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Turntable Arm lift by Little Fwend. Exquisite. Precision. Finally.

At True Audiophile

We've been looking everywhere for a very, very long time for a tonearm lift that would 'gently' lift the tone arm before it gets to the label. It needs to look exquisite on a turntable as though it "belonged" on that table regardless if it costs $2000 or $20,000.00 Finally a small company in Europe took up the challenge and created a product that fulfills that criteria. Beautifully machined. A precision piece from base to beautiful activation antenna. The lift is smooth and gentle. NOT a spring action that would better in a toy than a precision product. Highly recommended. Check out the video below and our unboxing video. Also another of it in good detail on YouTube. -- TA

**There are two different sizes: low and high. You need to measure the bottom of your tonearm from the plinth. With the measurement you can figure out (we're happy to help) which you need. LOW is 32-49mm. HIGH is 49-82mm**

"It's an easy product to recommend for its thoughtful packaging, excellent instructions, high quality construction and especially for how gently and reliably it does its job." -- Michael Fremer Analog Planet Full review here.

From the manufacturer: The sound of a delicate stylus trapped in the dark inner circle of a vinyl record is not a pleasant sound like those that came before in the record.  Once upon a time in Japan, there was a device that safely took care of business. This device is long gone, disappeared into the twilight. We wondered. Why? It was not an aesthetic masterpiece, but the mechanics functioned well. 

2014. Inspired by this servant of the peaceful mind, we set out on a journey to design an automatic tonearm lifter that filled the void - and then some. Little Fwend is the automatic tonearm lifter that has one mission. It lifts the tonearm up at the inevitable end of a vinyl record. It does it safely. It does it smoothly. It does it while looking good.

littlefwend-02.jpeg1.  Lifting Mechanism: Safe. Smooth. Silent. Those were the most important aspects of the design. We experimented a lot finding the right relationship between spring compression force, travel, dampening and friction. Little Fwend lifts the tonearm smooth and controlled with minimum use of force (and a little help from Newtons fwends). Little Fwend can lift tonearms with cartridges set up to 5 grams VTF.  

Release Antenna: High carbon steel Roslau piano wire. Very low lateral force is required to release the mechanism. The cantilever will love to meet such low resistance.

 

littlefwend.jpeg2. Rubber Beam. Neoprene rubber. The high friction rubber padding lets the tonearm rest safely and stable even with the level a few degrees off both horizontally and vertically. If you´ve read this far, you´re probably the level type of audiophile. 

Height Ranges. Little Fwend comes in two different sizes, Low and High. The Low model can be used under tonearms with clearance between the underside of the arm wand and the mounting surface as low as 32mm, up to 49mm. the High model from 49mm, up to 82mm. Height is adjusted by a set screw in the base. The appropriate hex key is enclosed. Please measure the distance from mounting/plinth surface up to the underside of tonearm wand. Take the measurement when the tonearm has correct VTA and the needle is in the groove. Subtract approx. 1mm from this distance, to make sure there will be safe clearance between the rubber beam and the moving tonearm. 

 

littlefwend-1.jpeg3. Mounting Platform. 0.3mm mild steel disc with adhesive backing. Little Fwend is fastened to the platform through magnetic force. The axially magnetized N52-magnet in the base is strong enough to keep Little Fwend in place, but weak enough to easily reorient the trigger antenna for the various run-out groove areas. Little Fwend is readjusted in seconds. The diametrical magnetic field is very low and will not affect magnetic metals in the radius of the base.

 

 

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Turntable Arm lift by Little Fwend. At True Audiophile.

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"It's an easy product to recommend for its thoughtful packaging, excellent instructions, high quality construction and especially for how gently and reliably it does its job." -- Michael Fremer Analog Planet Full review here.