Featuring The Audiophile Lending Library

Automatic Tonearm LIfter

by Little Fwend

MAP Pricing (Guaranteed lowest advertised price)

Frequent Flyer Program does not apply.

Starting from :

$249.00
$249.00

* Required Fields

Price with selection:

$249.00

1.  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. 

2. 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. 

3. 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.

Click here to view a video demonstration.

CHOOSE MODEL

For safety, power off the turntable motor. 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. 

List of compatible turntables for Little Fwend. Updated December 2017.

LOW: 32-49mm height range.  

HIGH: 49-82mm height range.

XHIGH: 82-140mm height range. Ltd. edition, email us.

Disclaimer: Even if you find your turntable model on the list below, we can not guarantee 100% that Little Fwend will have the sufficient space needed to function properly. As there are many non-standard configurations of tonearms, armboards and plinths. Make sure the dimensional requirements are met for your specific set-up.

The stylus should be hovering above the outer edge of a 12" records paper label before determining the positioning of the mounting disc. The recommended placement of the disc is straight under the tonearm, between the platters edge and the base of the tonearm.

A radius of at least 15mm free space from the center of the mounting disc is recommended for Little Fwend to operate as intended. In other words, there should be 30mm of free space from the platters edge to any object potentially restricting Little Fwends free movement.

Little Fwend will not work with linear tracking tonearms.

There are currently two models available through all our distributors. The XHIGH is is a custom model available directly from us.

AMG
Giro
Viella
Acoustic Research
XA
XB
Acoustic Signature

Primus
Barzetti ?
Manfred Mk2 ?
Challenger Mk3 (clamp)
Invictus
Triple X (tonearm dependent)
Wow
Wow XL
Wow XXL

Artemis Labs
SA-1S
Ayre/Bauer
DPS
Bluenote
Bellavista
Brinkmann
Balance
Spyder
Bardo
Oasis
Sinus
LaGrange

Cantano
The Cantano W

Clearaudio
Concept
Emotion SE
Performance DC
Ovation
Innovation Basic (clamp)
Innovation Basic Compact (clamp)
 

Döhmann
Helix 1
Helix 2

Dr. Feickert
Woodpecker
Woodpecker 2
Blackbird
Firebird


Edwards Audio
Apprentice
TT1
TT2

ELAC
Miracord 90 Anniversary


EMT
928

Esoteric Sounds
Rek-O-Kut Rondine 3
Rek-O-Kut Trovatore
Rek-O-Kut T3378

Funk Firm
Gett!
Vector V
Super Deck
Little Super Deck
Flamenca

Garrard
301 (tonearm dependent)
401 (tonearm dependent)
Gold Note
Valore Plus 425
Giglio
Pianosa
Mediterraneo

Hanss Acoustics
T-10
Amari LP-10


J.C. Verdier
La Platine. XHigh

Kondo
Ginga. XHigh

Linn
LP12
Luxman
PD-171
PD-262
PD-264
PD-272
PD-277
PD-300
PD-375
PD-441
PD-444
PD-555

Marantz
TT-15

MoFi
Ultra Deck
Studio Deck

Musical Fidelity
Roundtable

Nottingham Analogue
Hyperspace
Ace Space 294
Space Deck 294
 

Oracle
Delphi Mk6 (clamp)


Palmer
2.5-12

Perpetuum Ebner
PE 1010
PE 2525 H


Pro-Ject
RPM 3
RPM 9
RPM 10
Perspective
Xtension 10 Evolution
Xtension 12 Evolution
Signature 10
Signature 12
The Classic
The Classic SB Superpack


PTP Audio
Solid12
 

Reed
Muse 1C
Muse 2C
Muse 3C

Rega
RP1
RP3
RP6  
RP8
RP10
RP78
P5
P7
P9
P3-24
Planar 1
Planar 2
Planar 3
Planar 6

Revolver
Rebel II

Roksan
Radius
Xerxes
Xerxes 20 Plus (tonearm dependent)

S.A.P. Audio
Tempo

SME
Model 10
Model 15 ?
Model 30/12
Model 20/12

TechDas
Air Force V (tonearm dependent)

Technics
SP10. Depends
on plinth design

Thales
TTT-Compact II
TTT-Slim

Thorens
Prestige (tonearm dependent)
Reference (tonearm dependent)
TD124 (tonearm dependent)
TD125
TD126
TD145
TD147
TD150
TD160
TD166
TD203
TD206
TD209
TD226
TD550
TD903
TD905
TD907
TD2015
TD2035

Tourbillon
Braccio Singolo. XHigh
Doppio Braccio. XHigh

Transrotor
Gravita TMD
Rossini
Argos

TW-Acustic
Raven Limited

VPI
Avenger (tonearm dependent)
Aries
Cliffwood
Nomad
HW-19
HR-X
Player
Scout JR
Scout
Scoutmaster
Titan (clamp)
TNT
Traveler
Classic
Classic Signature
Prime

Wave Kinetics
NVS Reference. 12"

Well Tempered
Amadeus
Simplex
Versalex
Royale 400

The turntable brands below also have one or more models which can use Little Fwend, you just have to measure and decide if the space requirements are met. Acoustic Solid, Ariston, Audio Note, Basis, ERA, Goldring, JBE, Michell, Micro Seiki, Mission, NAD, Oracle, Origin Live, Rek-O-Kut, Revolver, Russco, Sony, Systemdek, Teres. Any additions to the list or technical questions? Please email us at [email protected] and we will try to help. 

 

 

 

The above information is from the manufacturer.
Have a question? Connect with our Audio Gurus at 800-328-9973 or 215-862-4870 or Send email or use Contact form. You can also take advantage of our system matching expertise with a Free System Consultation.

Little Fwend Automatic Tonearm Lifter

More Views

  • Little Fwend Automatic Tonearm Lifter
  • Little Fwend Automatic Tonearm Lifter
  • Little Fwend Automatic Tonearm Lifter

MORE Little Fwend PRODUCTS

Need Help?