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 ...
Your comments make a most excellent summary ! The opinion of active classical musicians is nearly always the best possible reference for me.
And your pictures show an additional feature of the MEG (I don’t know whether it applies to all models): The concentric arrangement of the...
Well, I personally don't necessarily associate "Studio Monitor" with “Neutral “or even cool sounding.
I rather think they are meant to sound musically correct (Please, don’t ask me, to clarify any possible difference…..)
And in the case of the MEG’s (and I assume any other...
Congrats to your RL906 - I'm sure you'll enjoy them, as I do since a few years. :)
Here is at least this thread on "Active Speakers"
BTW: IF your DAC has already a built in volume control, you can...
Needless to say: you are most welcome to visit me in Switzerland... ;)
We poor souls over here in Europe are currently isolated from the real world by a nasty little bug. :mad:
and we are happy to meet Virus-Free guests....
DON’t give them away before you had a chance to...
our collection is growing
including some rather old CARUSO material from 1908 - Sound quality is "very Historical" :cool:
Have fun !:)
Since just a few hours, a second hand AMR PH-77 Phono stage is installed in my system.
First of all, I'll have to learn and apply those many interesting options and functions, until everything is finely tuned
……there are some 20 odd EQ curves to choose from, among many other features ….;)...
Thank you as well !
Frankly, I was kind of surprised of this “Unexpected Price Drop”, compared to what I had in memory....
Doubling those figures makes sense. I was also looking in the German "Hifi-audio market" platform for used gear, and it tallies reasonably
I'm very happy with mine (frankly I'm unsure whether I've got the "reference" version, though).
Works well with Very Low Output cartridges, such SPU Century, KOETSU Platinum Generators, the IKEDA Mono and since a few days even with an EMT shellac cartridge. ;)
The “Bypass” (Direct...
Just found this model; reportedly also with Remote:
McIntosh MP-1100 Reference phono stage
Any comments / recommendations - or warnings...??
Further question: How would the "Mc" compare to say the Audio Research "ARC" Rev 2 or Ref 3 ? (except the steeper price tag for the ARC ?)
Thanks to all for your additional valuable input !
....consulting with AMR there could be a cracker stage in the works soon--worth a listen then maybe ?...
THIS is interesting news indeed :cool: - as a matter of fact, I was surprised to learn that AMR should stop their...