Recent content by Loheswaran

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    Kuzma SAFIR 9

    Joking aside - I am intrigued as to: 1. Why no simple quick VTA adjustment - this is very Regaesque - is rigidity of greater value? 2. What about cartridge compliance and matching given the heavy weight - are buyers limited to Kuzma cartridges
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    New SME Flagship Model 60

    that’s quite true apart from the fact they first sold arms (in audio that is) I’m about the only person who finds SME decks a bit dull -
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    Kuzma SAFIR 9

    Typical Alan Sircom review. It’s the best thing he has ever heard - it rewrites the rules of audio - physics - hey it may even bring world peace
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    Is there a "World's Best Cartridge?"

    Getting back on topic I never knew about the Neumann DST - thanks to everyone. By that I guess the Audio Technica Art1000 is the closest to that. I know Taj Moughaddan (apologise for mis-spelling) rates it very highly and I was very impressed (although hard to isolate in a 500k system with FM...
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    Is there a "World's Best Cartridge?"

    I am sure that’s gonna be like the dark side of the force - ie dragging me to temptation I don’t have the space, money, time…
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    Is there a "World's Best Cartridge?"

    good - people can take things the wrong way. My point being this search for mastertape can be fickle and drive you mad. That said I heard a really good reel to reel owned by meridian (yes the digital maestros) and it was breathtakingly good - so much better than all the digital and vinyl at the...
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    Is there a "World's Best Cartridge?"

    Without wanting to be controversial but not all reel to reels are equal. I remember speaking to the late great Tim de Pavaracini and he explained his works improved the machines in terms of noise and bandwidth…
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    Is there a "World's Best Cartridge?"

    Coming to what OP says, and digested with other things I have picked up in my humble years. 1. Certain carts emphasise things that you like more - hence subjective 2. My own hierarchy is: turntable- then arm - phono stage - then cartridge/arm cable 3. A change of cart may not be optimised at...
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    New SME Flagship Model 60

    Very well put. There was an element of ‘clogs of clogs’ - forgetting that SME were audio innovators. SME itself is a small cog in the new owners portfolio. For high end to survive it must be financially viable so they have expanded the range at both ends. Personally I’ve always loved the...
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    New SME Flagship Model 60

    What I find fascinating is the investment and direction change of SME
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    New SME Flagship Model 60

    we may well disagree. Like I said earlier - when less seasoned I did look for some guidance - most people buy a magazine for information and guidance. Nowadays I look for information about a product and use a good pinch of salt. Anyone new to the hobby tends to look at a magazine for honest...
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    New SME Flagship Model 60

    Perhaps a tad off topic - and not trying to gain favour - but I do like positive feedback, HiFi pig and 6Moons as they seem to contextualise quite well. I don’t want to embarrass those I spoke to in the UK so I hope you understand why I won’t name them but in short and taken together most say no...
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    New SME Flagship Model 60

    Well I have spoken directly to staff at multiple magazines at shows in the UK where you can meet and speak freely and in each case they have said that to me so they must have each told me a lid of rubbish (in the UK at least)
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    New SME Flagship Model 60

    Then I am corrected massively embarrassed
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    New SME Flagship Model 60

    The only honest reviews are from HiFi Critic magazine. That said they are still a tad Linn/Naim centric. The problem is that manufacturers pay for reviews and give say on the final press copy. I have spoken to several cartridge manufacturers and most concur that you get to a certain level and...

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