Unsurpassed Elegance, Precision, Build, and Flexibility: Classy Little Fwend Automatic Tonearm Lifter Offers Fine-Tune Adjustability to Match Grooves of Any LP, Lifts Your Tonearm Smoothly and Safely
Say hello to your new Little Fwend, an automatic and adjustable tonearm lifter that smoothly, safely lifts up your tonearm at the end of a vinyl LP – saving you time, hassle, and worry while also preventing any possible damage to your arm, record, or cartridge. Much more elegant, classy, and accurate than any other lifter ever devised, Little Fwend looks incredible and adds refined sophistication to any turntable. It's at home with both entry-level ‘tables as well as reference-level high-end rigs that will benefit from this great device. Featuring a release antenna made of high-grade carbon-steel Roslau piano wire and high-friction padding comprised of neoprene rubber for the ultimate tonearm rest platform, Little Fwend combines unstinting build quality and unsurpassed precision to give you unprecedented performance. Available in two different sizes (Low and High), Little Fwend fastens to a steel mounting platform via magnetic force that keeps the lifter firmly in place but also allows you to easily reorient the trigger antenna to match the run-out groove area of any record. That's right: Within seconds, you can fine-tune adjust Little Fwend to the exact spot the side of any LP ends. Such flexibility, accuracy, and variability has never before been available on any lifter, and we've never seen a lift with such a premium appearance. Eliminate the inconvenience of running to your ‘table after an LP ends, preserve the life of your cartridge and tonearm, accent the look of your turntable, and improve your analog life with Little Fwend. We guarantee you'll love it!
"The Little Fwend, the name of which you will hate or love, is one of the most well-conceived, well-packaged, well-made audio accessories I have encountered. I recommend it without hesitation."
– Art Dudley, Stereophile
“The lift cylinder is smooth-operating and well-damped, which results in a gentle rise, free of bouncing or "violent upheavals" as the arm rises, regarding of its mass or tracking force. Little Fwend provides excellent set-up instructions and includes both magnetic and adhesive ways to fix the base to your turntable.”
—Michael Fremer, Analog Planet
Height Ranges: Do You Need a Low or High Model
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 and up to 49mm. The High model works with ranges from 49mm to 82mm. Height is adjusted by a set screw in the base. A hex key is included to make these adjustments. 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 approximately 1mm from this distance to make sure there will be safe clearance between the rubber beam and the moving tonearm. Little Fwend comes with a metal mounting plate and an adhesive tape circle to adhere the mounting plate to the turntable.