Thank you for the kind words, Sam. The Atlas took about two years from inspiration to production, including the development of a completely different design which I ultimately decided not to release as a product, yet provided important contributions to the Atlas. So it's something of a relief when people say that they like how it performs and sounds.
Regarding the phono stage design that I am working on, how it operates is radical or downright bizarre, depending on whether you have a glass half-full or half-empty kind of mentality. The big problem with attempting radical things is that there are no existing examples that you can look to for guidance - you have to make your own experiments and suffer your own failures to learn what is possible and what isn't.
For the above reasons this project is not easy, but I believe that it will have a unique sound of its own, and hopefully be able to provide some unique insights into the performances that are recorded on LPs. Maybe it will even sound half-way decent (smile).
best regards, jonathan
Entirely, my privilege, Jonathan
Yes especially if you scroll the above quotes ,albert einstein said: if you ve never failed, youve never tried anything new
I have noticed that effect. Any magnification will distort the image because of the curved optics unless it is perfectly centered. Good luck getting it perfectly centered. I have pretty good near vision so I do the best I can with the naked eye and then adjust by ear.