- Jul 12, 2020
I agree with your assessment that the scale and resolution are somewhat truncated but after going back and forth with my AnaMighty DL103, which has those things, I'm finding that I am enjoying the smaller image more right now. It becomes more about the music and less about putting on a reproduction show. I'm excited to have started my collection of vintage cartridges with this one. Looking at a Signet right now to compliment it. Ultimately I may end up swapping out my Schroder CB for a 3012 to take advantage of headshell swapping.I have learned about some wonderful music from various threads here on WBF. I thought I would share another videos and return the favor. Here is one of my favorite LPs: Virtuoso Clarinet (Bis LP-62 stereo). I attempted to learn the clarinet in boarding school in the late 1970s. I never got any good at it, but one thing that sticks with me is that big, airy, reedy tone from my old clarinet. I have always found this hard to reproduce, that rich, reedy sound and the air resonating in the wooden body. I think woodwinds in general are kind of tough to get the tone right.
Here are two wonderful short pieces by Ingvar Lidholm and then Bernhard Henrik Crusell of clarinet music with some piano in the latter piece. There is just so much music out there, and I am now in music exploration mode. Perhaps some will like this.
EDIT: I should add that the last few videos, in my opinion, do convey the character of the sound I am hearing in my room, in terms of balance and sense of energy. The sheer scale and resolution are a bit truncated, but still, there are sufficient hints. And this from a 60 year old cartridge that has never been used. Only forty hours on it so far.