- Jun 29, 2012
I think your timing was just unlucky as they don't announce new carts that often.I am quite embarrassed to say I had my first cart mounting mishap with the DS. The DS's body is a bit short so I had an adapter made to compensate. With the Thales, the cart is mounted on a jig. Managed to break the tiny tip of the cart. USD2k to fix. Right now, it is back in Japan as I detected a channel imbalance. Anyway, while I had it mounted and channle balance adjusted on the preamp, I liked it a lot. Enough to persist and see this through. Very nice (sorry my vocab limited). I hope to get it back soon. However, I am a bit miffed that in less than 6 months since acquiring the so called top of line from DS, they have a new top of line coming. Always a bit behind chasing.