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Old 05-12-2012, 09:53 AM
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My current favorite, on a Jelco tonearm.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:30 AM
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Ortofon Windfeld on my VPI



I've cleaned the cartridge body since!
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:05 AM
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Ortofon Windfeld on my VPI



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Hi Mike,

How does the pw sound on the 10.5i (assuming that is your arm?) - how would you describe it's sonic quality?
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:10 AM
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Benz Micro Ebony on Origin Live Encounter

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Rick...how do you like the Benz Ebony? And which version do you have? Thx
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My Goldfinger
Which do you like better....The ClearAudio GoldFinger V2 or the Benz Micro LP-S MR? Perhaps you need more listening time with the Benz, Ivan...

Goldfinger contains >16g of 24k gold which would spot at around $1k just for the metal.

With Goldfinger around 2.5 the price, you'd expect it to sound golden as well.

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Old 06-17-2012, 11:10 AM
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I have an Ebony H that I acquired about 6 months ago unused, but is not the most recent version. It has taken a long time to dial this cartridge in as it is very sensitive to SRA. I aligned it with a Mint LP protractor and then adjusted the bias and VTA (SRA) by ear. Now that i found the correct setup the music just sounds amazing. Well worth the time and effort (and patience) that has been involved. I run the cartridge into my VAC Standard LE phono that I really love, but is only MM, so the 2.5 mV output is perfect for my system.

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Old 06-17-2012, 11:24 AM
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I have an Ebony H that I acquired about 6 months ago unused, but is not the most recent version. It has taken a long time to dial this cartridge in as it is very sensitive to SRA. I aligned it with a Mint LP protractor and then adjusted the bias and VTA (SRA) by ear. Now that i found the correct setup the music just sounds amazing. Well worth the time and effort (and patience) that has been involved. I run the cartridge into my VAC Standard LE phono that I really love, but is only MM, so the 2.5 mV output is perfect for my system.

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Rick...thx for the feedback and congrats on getting it where it is providing you with great sonics.
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:41 AM
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There were many days (months actually including break in) I thought I had made a mistake. It would give a glimpse of promise and then mistrack on the next cut. It actually sounded good at many different VTA levels for short periods and then would reveal that it was not correct. Ultimately the final adjustment was less than .25mm (1/4 turn on the Origin Live VTA adjustment) and all my trepidation evaporated. The cartridge has amazing midrange with clear extension on both ends. I will state from personal experience that this cartridge would not be a good choice for arms that do not have easy and precise VTA adjustment.
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During all my years in high end have never heard the van Allerts. How weird is that?
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