For the true MONO-Lover, the Swiss THORENS Specialist Jürg Schopper, the associated SWISSONOR Company respectively, have this model in the program.
First a clarification. A comparison between a Koetsu Onyx and the London Decca Reference is absolutely unfair - they are in a very different price range.
Well, after some further highlights with the Reference and “Jazzy type” music, a moment of frustration followed (as a few other users...
"The world belongs to the brave" :cool:
Here a first impression: The newly arrived REFERENCE plays „cold out of the box” just fine.
Luckily, my concern about any additional finicky behavior (compared to the Jubilee) was not justified.
The Reference presents a very strong, but tight bass...
Bill & David,
Thanks for your interesting suggestions.
Actually, I'm not so much into "Vintage" sound - even vintage DECCA is likely to have a very different musical presentation as, say a vintage SPU. :)
Somewhere in the “NET “ I did find a "commercial comparison" of Jubilee vs Reference -...
„I smelled DECCA Blood“….
and I’m already thinking of up-grading to a DECCA REFERENCE cartridge.
WHO can give me some impressions of how the Reference compares to the Jubilee ?
Not only in terms of sound quality – which I assume would be improved ;)– but also concerning the handling, such...
(See fotos below ) Doesn’t it look nice ? Even kind of "Vintage –Like" ?? :)
Anyway it not only looks nice, it also plays beautiful.
Maybe I was plain lucky that the Jubilee and the JELCO Headshell just match the tonearm & tonearm base on my Thorens TD 520.
I have to confess...
There are many reports about incorrect set up of the DECCAs leading to all sorts of problems.
BUT, there is hope that sometimes small tuning steps can make a huge difference ....nothing new with Analogue...?! ;)
One tuning feature of the 3012R , not found in many tonearms, is the lateral...
I’m a Wannabe-DECCA-Newcomer and seeking advice on a topic that was indeed discussed already way back in at least one similar Thread.
I’m simply curious how this very different technology of the DECCA cartridges could sound.
Hence my query - and also as a possible stumbling stone ...