Recent content by morricab

  1. M

    Natural Sound

    Interesting that David sells ZYX...you should have him send you a choice one...might do both of what you want.
  2. M

    Natural Sound

    What interconnects do you use?
  3. M

    Natural Sound

    Hi Peter, The whole "where one sits in the hall" is a bit of a red herring, IMO. You have to think more along the lines of "where were the microphones placed for this recording" and then you will understand better what the recording should sound like rather than what you wished it sounded like...
  4. M

    Natural Sound

    It is one of the reasons I like the ZYX cartridges a lot.
  5. M

    Natural Sound

    Fair enough, but I don't get the impression that the VdH crosses that line... Lyra can indeed do so... the optical cartridges even more so.
  6. M

    Natural Sound

    I will state further, that I think getting full information retrieval is important to natural sound and so I am not a fan of going to lower resolution in order to achieve it, which also includes cables, electronics, speakers etc. It is sometimes hard to distinguish what is really resolution and...
  7. M

    Natural Sound

    Hi Peter, While I understand David's reasons, I cannot get around two problems I hear, one is congestion that occurs in busier passages...one doesn't hear this in live, unamplified settings. The other is that while it sounds perhaps smoother and a bit richer it also sounds less complex in...
  8. M

    Natural Sound

    Hi Peter, I prefer B for the Holst, it has more complexity in the tone of the instruments, like the bassoons at the beginning. I prefer A for the violin, more open on the top strings and it sounds like there is more recorded ambience captured.
  9. M

    Natural Sound

    To me D sounds more like live musicians in the room and C is more congested, particularly on busier sections that breaks that illusion. Also, the horns don’t have the bite of live like in D.
  10. M

    Natural Sound

    You don’t think it’s representative why?
  11. M

    Natural Sound

    Also guessing C is Ortofon but prefer D, sounds to my ears more real with the dynamics and transparency.
  12. M

    What SPECIFICALLY is better or different about the Wadax Design? How do these design choices manifest in better sound?

    Maybe but the Topping didn’t sound good. It didn’t sound horrible either, so I guess for the money not a bad deal.
  13. M

    What SPECIFICALLY is better or different about the Wadax Design? How do these design choices manifest in better sound?

    Source is coming from reclocking (Mutec) and SP/DIF coax connection.
  14. M

    Natural Sound

    I suspect you are right. They were not gross differences by any means.
  15. M

    Natural Sound

    Hi Peter, I thought the VdH better differentiated the tone and revealed more inner structure to the instruments' timbre. The tone of the Ortofon is arguably "juicier" but revealed less of the instruments' character.

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