Durand Tosca tonearm at Axpona

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i've sold my Durand Telos Sapphire (also sold my GFS cart) and ordered a 2nd Durand Tosca for my NVS turntable.

the Telos Sapphire is still an amazing tone arm; it's taken the Tosca to get me to move on from it. but it's time. had it for 8 years.

i will have a Tosca on both the Saskia and NVS. with their headshells i'll be able to swap carts easily, both arms will reach both my phono choices, and i can even share tone arm cables. i've just bought a second super uber LFD phono which i'm using now on the Saskia/Tosca and it will easily swap to the NVS Tosca.

looking forward to bringing the NVS all the way up to the top level of ancillaries.
 

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I have been infatuated with the Tosca ever since I saw it a couple of years ago at a Los Angeles audio show. That Joël himself is brilliant and a perfectionist and totally delightful is just icing on the cake!

Selfishly, I would love to know how the Grado Epoch3 performs on the Tosca.
 

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I have been infatuated with the Tosca ever since I saw it a couple of years ago at a Los Angeles audio show. That Joel himself is brilliant and a perfectionist and totally delightful is just icing on the cake.

Selfishly, I would love to know how the Grado Epoch3 performs on the Tosca.
agree on Joel. he brings much to the challenge of tone arm design.

bring the Epoch3 on up. i have an extra head-shell and multiple phono choices.

we will get right down to it.
 
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agree on Joel. he brings much to the challenge of tone arm design.

bring the Epoch3 on up. i have an extra head-shell and multiple phono choices.

we will get right down to it.

That is a very kind and extremely tempting offer! Right now the Epoch3 is being auditioned by a friend.

The Epoch3 requires 47,000 ohms
loading and about 70dB of gain. It's a little bit harder to feed properly than one would assume.

I suspect/fear that Joe Grado's nearly infinite patience with me with this cartridge must be wearing thin . . .
 

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That is a very kind and extremely tempting offer! Right now the Epoch3 is being auditioned by a friend.

The Epoch3 requires 47,000 ohms
loading and about 70dB of gain. It's a little bit harder to feed properly than one would assume.
the dart phono (both of them) can easily accommodate 70db of gain with 47k loading.
I suspect/fear that Joe Grado's nearly infinite patience with me with this cartridge must be wearing thin . . .
i can only imagine. :rolleyes:
 
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