Lyra Atlas vs Atlas SL

gian60

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One italian reporter that write on one italian hifi magazine,expert and owner of a lot of cartridge,did one test among this 2 cartridges.
He own Atlas since 2.012 and now bought also Atlas SL.

Atlas SL has internal impedance of 2 ohm and output 0.25 mV.

For the test he used a step up Tango that can be select 1:20 and 1:40 so is like exactly the same,having Atlas double output,0.50 mv and SL 0.25 mv.

I translate what he wrote.

The sound is very very similar.

SL is little more natural on voices,mainly for opera voices and more holographic and orchestra and small ensemble is more fast and more precise

With King Crimson and Mahler,for example, Atlas has more energy,the orchestra is more dense and the brass more majestic.

But this difference are very small among this 2 cartridges.

He own also Etna,very similar to Atlas,but find Atlas better.

Sorry my bad english,like Ked always tell me.

Regards
Gianluigi
 

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One italian reporter that write on one italian hifi magazine,expert and owner of a lot of cartridge,did one test among this 2 cartridges.
He own Atlas since 2.012 and now bought also Atlas SL.

Atlas SL has internal impedance of 2 ohm and output 0.25 mV.

For the test he used a step up Tango that can be select 1:20 and 1:40 so is like exactly the same,having Atlas double output,0.50 mv and SL 0.25 mv.

I translate what he wrote.

The sound is very very similar.

SL is little more natural on voices,mainly for opera voices and more holographic and orchestra and small ensemble is more fast and more precise

With King Crimson and Mahler,for example, Atlas has more energy,the orchestra is more dense and the brass more majestic.

But this difference are very small among this 2 cartridges.

He own also Etna,very similar to Atlas,but find Atlas better.

Sorry my bad english,like Ked always tell me.

Regards
Gianluigi
Hey your English is fine. There are some liking the Etna better than Atlas though. Haven't heard Etna
 

gian60

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This reporter own also Etna and he wrote.
He used Etna for one month and love a lot Etna,but after one month restart with Atlas and forgot Etna.
 

gian60

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Ked,

i think Atlas is better than SL in Marco system with Viva and Alexandria because that system need energy and power and i think SL is better in my system because my speaker has 98 db and sound is very fast with a lot of energy and SL if is more natural is better for me and i don't need the energy of Atlas.
What do you think?
 

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Ked,

i think Atlas is better than SL in Marco system with Viva and Alexandria because that system need energy and power and i think SL is better in my system because my speaker has 98 db and sound is very fast with a lot of energy and SL if is more natural is better for me and i don't need the energy of Atlas.
What do you think?
Maybe than the Etna will sound good in your system as well. I agree Marco's system benefits from energy and power - but I am familiar with only the Atlas SL in Myles' system not the others.
 
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Hello,
i think the SL Version is better for Sut 1:20 as the Same with Zyx Low Carts(0.24V/4ohm)..for me
more Energy and Live sounding in the Music...