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In Reply to: RE: Yup, I would never posted by Travis on August 04, 2017 at 11:42:05
I tend to agree with you. I just threw out the thousand dollar figure because I thought it seemed like a reasonable maximum. I bought my Denon DL-S1 brand new from Comet Supply for $535 and I bought my AT-ART7 brand new from 2juki for $699.
The momentum on this thread is for the assertion that expensive cartridges aren't worth the money. I don't entirely agree. Its all about finding the right component. I've had a number of expensive cartridges including a clearaudio harmony wood that my brother still runs. That cartridge was a big disappointment to me. It is harsh, has a lot of tizzy treble energy, andis not particularly balanced. However, my benz ebony lp-s is incredibly balanced and detailed. Its the best cartridge I have ever heard and I cherish it. I'm curious, has anyone ever heard one?
Anybody who wants to hear my system in Portland OR simply needs to ask.
> However, my benz ebony lp-s is incredibly balanced and detailed. Its the best cartridge I have ever heard and I cherish it.
That's exactly how I feel about my Audio Technica AT-ART7. I've never tried a Benz but if it costs more than $699 then I'll probably just stick with my AT-ART7. I'd hate to be disappointed. ;-)
Many times in my neighbor's very expensive system: Galibier turntable, Durand Telos tonearm, various phono stages, Coincident Pure Reference speakers and now Volti speakers with subwoofers. I agree it's "very good". I did not like it better than a ZYX UNIverse (original version) in the same system. The owner now uses a ZYX UNIverse Premium, which is up there in cost with the super Grado.
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