Fidelity Research Tonearm
This is a shorter version of the FR-14. Since the arm pipe is connected outside the pivot point, less bend in the pipe is needed and it is much more able to prevent twisting. The pipe is both straighter and shorter than conventional designs so that there is lower effective mass.
The anti-skating device is adjustable to begin operation at the optimum point decided after the arm has been mounted. The amount of anti-skating force applied may be finely and accurately adjusted to obtain just the right amount needed. The rack and pinion device built into the counterweight allows fast and accurate tracking force adjustment. This tonearm was also available as the FR-12 Silver model, which features pure silver for all internal wiring.