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  • Muraskino Sumile

    Add another to the crowded cartridge market.

    http://murasakino.audio/products/sumile.html
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    • david k
      david k commented
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      Also TechDas Myles.
      david

    • MylesBAstor
      MylesBAstor commented
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      Thanks David! Matsudaira must have some cartridge manufacturing facility setup to build all those cartridges.

    • david k
      david k commented
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      From what I'm told all the high end cartridges are voiced (whatever it means in cartridge terms) by only a handful of gents while the actual production is mostly sub'd out and not an issue.

      david

  • #3
    Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
    Add another to the crowded cartridge market.

    http://murasakino.audio/products/sumile.html
    I would love to hear that cartridge.

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    • MylesBAstor
      MylesBAstor commented
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      Plus one.

  • #4
    Metamatic, regarding your question about open neutral design.

    The older Air Tight Supreme and newest Air Tight Opus are both neutral to warm in my opinion. Set up is hyper critical on both, as well as loading. A 1/100th of a gram stylus pressure change effects high frequency response significantly on both these models.

    If you compare Air Tight Opus to Lyra Atlas I would still consider Opus as warmer, so depending on your taste and system balance, either could be first choice. Both play well in my system and I still get great musical performance from my Koetsu Coralstone.

    If I had to rank from most detailed (coolest) to warmest I would put Lyra Atlas first, Air Tight Opus second, Air Tight Supreme third and Koetsu Coralstone last.

    I'm sure my SME tonearm and silver wire comes into play. Perhaps with copper tonearm wire the Lyra would come off as warm as either Air Tight with silver?

    It's all a balancing act in my opinion. Everything matters, even down to the brand and condition of the tubes in the signal path.

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    • Johnny Vinyl
      Johnny Vinyl commented
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      What a great response, Albert! I wish reviewers would describe it as simply as you did. For instance, if I were in the market I know now I would not go with the Lyra Atlas...

    • MylesBAstor
      MylesBAstor commented
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      Or some of us might say the Atlas is the most neutral and the others have a little personality of their own. But it depends on everything else in the system too. Of all the cartridges I've had in my system (and I haven't had the two ATs Albert mentioned), the Atlas comes the closest to the sound of reel to reel tape and that is my reference point. The new single layer Atlas is very, very special. Al heard it last Sunday at my place on the VPI Vanquish and perhaps he can add his thoughts. Know he couldn't believe the sound of the Dean Martin reissue.

      Curiously, Albert and I both use DD tables too.

    • Metamatic
      Metamatic commented
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      Thanks Albert. That is what I would have thought re Air Tight v Atlas. Have you heard any recent MSL's.?

  • #5
    Metamatic,

    Sorry, at this moment I cannot associate MSL. Is that Meyer sound or ?

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    • Rob
      Rob commented
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      my sonic labs

  • #6
    Rob,

    Understood, now that question makes perfect sense. Sorry I did not connect the initials (too many for me these days)

    I have a friend who owns MySonic Labs and loves it. Unfortunately I have not visited him nor heard a MSL in my own system. If I had to guess I would bet it has similar character as Air Tight and maybe also like the Murasino Sumile.

    When equipment gets this expensive it's difficult for most of us to afford the luxury of buying and trying all these options.

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