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  1. Well done Melo ...even the swissmade replicas are quite good. You´ll be suprised what a new neddle will create in sound improvement. That´s why I upgrated all my vintage Pick Ups with new origin japanese neddles, mainly from " JICO " They all sound like just new unboxed.
  2. It´s about the whole cartridges, you were right Melo . If you wanna catch some , don´t know which one can be used in your Technics Linear Tracking Arm , or your the Pro-Ject TT . You may find out. I give you two links where you can find some of them . These german Cartridge companys deliver within europe. Be sure , best value for your bucks .... https://www.thakker.eu/ https://www.hifi-phono-house.de/
  3. that´s a real tasty " LIKE " . I see you appreciated my hard evaluation about the cartridges , thanx a lot Paul
  4. Later @Dave1291 need to sleep now , 1 : 28 am here ..see ya
  5. Well , it´s to early for a shootout from all cartridges but I can give you some statements in a general view if you like. The ADC MK IV isn´t aligned till now I´ll give them the regual school ratings from 1 > 6 Audio Technica 20SLa = 1- > Extremely musical, very deep yet very clean with beautiful musical flow, Never annoying and yet an extremely good resolution. Excellent all-round system. Plays slightly softer than an AT7V due to extremely high needle compliance. Midrange and spatial reproduction not quite on the level of the Pritchard systems. Audio Technica AT 7 V= 2+ > This system amazes AT untypical like the AT20Sla, with really good low bass reproduction. Therefore, it can generate to the excellent high tone, also a very good spatial imaging. It sounds very homogeneous and presents even the finest details and structures with a sovereignty that is impressive. Wonderful the space between the instruments, that can so only a MM / MI system. The dynamics is naturally more given with such a hard system than with the extremely yielding AT20Sla. It therefore plays very powerful and clean. Certainly one of the best MM that Audio Technica has produced, apart from the ML180. For the current street price there is nothing better in the weight class.... Grado Prestig Gold II = 2- > Very high fine resolution, with beautiful and excellent voice reproduction as well as musical flow. Two actually contradictory characteristics, but here in perfection. Good room imaging automatically goes hand in hand with this. The bass is powerful and deep. Great for pop and rock music. Grado Reference Platinum Wood = 1- > Wonderful voice reproduction, full of musicality with beautiful resolution and extremely good low bass characteristics. Never annoying, even with very high listening volumes completely without distortion ! Therefore and especially for rock music contrary to all other reports to use....Aber care when mounting. It is extremely sensitive to azimuth and VTA accuracy. The system must be tilted forward at the front face only to the vertical 90°, otherwise is ash ! Only then you can also set exactly the 1.5p. Otherwise, you must drive higher AK's damít the right again. That is existential with the system. I know also no other which reacts so extremely. Then an otherwise dull grumpy system becomes a fine resolving extremely dynamic low bass fireworks.... Goldring G 900 SE MK II = 1 > A system as one built very rarely. Absolute top system without fault and reproach. On par with a Sonus it does everything right in room imaging. Brachialer low bass with highest precision. Midrange resolution everything from the finest without any sharpness. Musical flow, everything just perfect ! With the also available Shibatanadel, the system also gains the gift, so rarely found in other HiEnd components, to let the space between the instruments become literally tangible. Aart van den Hul's first commissioned work ! Unfortunately also completely unrecognized in the scene, for whatever reason, it makes used just to the true super bargain. Nagaoka OS300MP = 2 > Very neutral, dynamic with very clean bass and musical flow. Very good spatial imaging. Both in depth and stage width. OSAWA 301 = 2 + > One of the real top MI systems. The Osawa plays wonderfully dynamic. Resolution is very good. It plays very homogeneous. The room imaging is also good, but does not reach the Pritchard systems. It has a very earthy and down to earth sound. Neutral sounds like boring, it certainly isn't. The bass also reaches deep and is quite clean. Sonus Gold Blue = 1 > Not the direct successor of the Blue Label, which was replaced by the Dimension 5, in the new system hierarchy only in second place, with a somewhat simpler cantilever and "normally" set diamonds. Sonically, however, very close to the top model Sonus Blue. Needle grind is a modified LineContact.The required AK is between minimum 1.5p to maximum 2.5 p ! Then it plays optimally on light to very light arms. ADC QLM 30MK III = 2 > a completely underestimated system with an almost unbelievably good resolution and deep bulky bass and beautiful treble. Much more homogeneous and higher resolution than its eternal competitor Shure M75. It has the outstanding three-dimensionality typical of a system from the pen of Peter Pritchard. Which comes across even better here with the spherical needle than with a sharp cut. It has that rare quality of being able to reproduce the space between instruments. But the VTA has to be meticulously tuned in the process. Then it also develops an explosive dynamic. Here you can experience why Peter Pritchard preferred bonded diamonds. Also the extremely small spherical support of a round needle shows here what is physically feasible with it. The heavier the arm, the better it works. From ca.14gr tonearm weight with cutbacks usable. Forget SPUs, DL103 or even a Koetsu, this is by far the best round needle system ever built ! If you were to name a fake price of 2999€ in a real blind test when it runs, everyone would just nod their head in agreement, no question ! ADC XLM (MK II & MK III) = 1- > A paragon of musicality and timbre. Very dynamic. In the bass nice and deep but also not very precise. In the spatial representation almost unmatched. In contrast, almost everything else sounds "left"-"center-right". Resolution not quite as high. Top all-round system. More is not needed for any style of music. Is this enough for the beginning , wasn´t that easy for me 🤪😁😂
  6. There is a huge difference if the Russian Zaar Putin invades Ukraine and leads a war or if a 18 year old boy from a broken home simply shoots innocent children.
  7. When I go to the horses they come directly to me and pose in front of the camera.
  8. At the side of our house is our bathroom, directly in front of it is a paddock where the mares graze with their foals. Below our property is a horse breeder with over 80 stables. He is the biggest horse breeder in our county.
  9. I'm surprised that you still dare to go on the road with your car and where do you hide the ashtray and the lighter
  10. I was horrified to read today that a spree killer killed at least 23 children and adults at a Texas elementary school. We had such a tragedy at a German school years ago. I will never understand something like that. As Siegmund Freud says, "in every human beeing there is a criminal", the question is only what must happen in a human beeing to perform such an act.
  11. looking forward to see the framed baseball cards in @Full Range´s Art Appreciation Thread
  12. I must admit that it is difficult for me to stop smoking. I have been doing this since I was 16. Good, I buy for more than 15 years no more ready packs, because these are much too expensive in Germany. In addition, they have no good taste, as far as you can talk about taste at all. I therefore prefer to fill my cigarettes myself with a small plugging machine. For this I then use good filter sleeves and a very light tobacco without additives. Since I do this, I no longer have a smoker's cough in the morning. Of course ...you now say, let it be with the smoking....I know that it is not good anyway.
  13. No Problem Paul , as I allready mentioned ..something in between the Sonus Bold Blue and the ADC XLM III . I´ll let you know . Think I will take it in operation within the next few days.
  14. That´s a Volkswagen with 270 Horse Power , if I´m not wrong
  15. Just arrived The Pathemax Diamond
  16. the first two links were " forbidden content " . However the third worked . Thanx , now we all know what´s behind this Zenith
  17. I had to cut down a couple of trees today on our driveway to the house. Too much dead wood of birches and pines as well as their trunks were already partly uprooted from the soil by the strong winds and the many rains of the last days. It was only a matter of days or weeks until these trees would then lie on our driveway. I´am quite exhausted from this work and have pretty bad back pain.I think I was cutting the wrong branch
  18. think it was this RCA 70 D , am I right ?
  19. Resurrection as Pro-Ject Micro Seiki Incognito, introduced at the German High End Exhibition in Munich. May 22nd. 2022 At the Pro-Ject booth, several editors caught the eye of a new product that was strikingly reminiscent of an old one. Apparently, the legendary Micro Seiki DQX 1000 is celebrating a kind of resurrection as a Pro-Ject, which is great news per se for lovers of such a design classic. The device will be available with either direct or belt drive and, of course, multiple tonearms can be mounted simultaneously. Prices are not yet fixed. nothing can replace the origin dqx 1000
  20. My wife doesn´t know such a thing and that's good, do not be jealous, you also have a lot of treasures in the cupboard.
  21. Resurrection as Pro-Ject Micro Seiki Incognito, introduced at the German High End Exhibition in Munich. May 22nd. 2022 At the Pro-Ject booth, several editors caught the eye of a new product that was strikingly reminiscent of an old one. Apparently, the legendary Micro Seiki DQX 1000 is celebrating a kind of resurrection as a Pro-Ject, which is great news per se for lovers of such a design classic. The device will be available with either direct or belt drive and, of course, multiple tonearms can be mounted simultaneously. Prices are not yet fixed. That´s the origin DQX 1000 and that´s mine ....
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