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  • Kleos on The Wand

    Mounted the Kleos on The Wand / Notts 294 this weekend.
    Turned out excellent.

    Seems like Lyra and Nottingham Analogue does seem like a good combination.
    The slightly dark, leisurely character of the Notts and the slight brightness and speed of Lyra go well together indeed!

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  • #2
    sweet combo. funny how you have a tonearm from New Zealand.

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    • #3
      New Zealand is almost exactly on the other side of the world from Sweden so it has travelIed far.
      like the wand very much. It is a very capable tonearm but with a face only a mother could love.
      This is the eighth cartridge I´ve mounted on this arm and I think this is the best combination so far.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Per Sundell View Post
        New Zealand is almost exactly on the other side of the world from Sweden so it has travelIed far.
        like the wand very much. It is a very capable tonearm but with a face only a mother could love.
        This is the eighth cartridge I´ve mounted on this arm and I think this is the best combination so far.
        You ain't lying.
        Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Per Sundell View Post
          New Zealand is almost exactly on the other side of the world from Sweden so it has travelIed far.
          like the wand very much. It is a very capable tonearm but with a face only a mother could love.
          This is the eighth cartridge I´ve mounted on this arm and I think this is the best combination so far.
          Interesting, since Lyra cartridges are very tough on tonearms. That is a good sign of an excellent tonearm.

          btw, I like the industrial look of the tonearm.

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          • Per Sundell
            Per Sundell commented
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            Yes well I´m quite fond of its honest industrial look. It only looks a bit ungainly on the Notts 294 which by no means is a small turntable.

            Lyra and The Wand has the same distributor in Sweden.
            I´ve heard The Wand (10.3" on LP12) with Kleos utterly destroy an Ittok LVII Kleos on the LP12 at their place.
            So, yes, it's a very excellent arm and the price is quite modest.

            You'll find it over here: http://designbuildlisten.com/

        • #6
          I was not familiar with The Wand tonearm. I like the look, and the simplicity when it comes to setup. Was this the 9in arm?
          [TURNTABLE] TW Acustic Raven One [TONEARM] Dynavector DV 507Mkii & Graham Phantom [PHONO] BAT VK-P10 & Dynavector PHA200; [CARTRIDGE] Dynavector XV1S, Lyra Kleos, Ortofon Cadenza Mono [TAPE] Otari MTR15 & Technics RS1500 with JRF Headblock [DIGITAL] Grace Design M920, Lynx Auroa 8 ADC/DAC, Mac Mini with roon labs [PRAMP] McIntosh C2300 [AMP] McIntosh C601s [SPEAKERS] Legacy Audio Whisper & Wavelet [ACC] Klaudio Ultrasonic RCM

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          • RoadDawgWest
            RoadDawgWest commented
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            Classic, Plus or Master? Did not spend a tremendous amount of time looking, but still searching for the differences.

          • RoadDawgWest
            RoadDawgWest commented
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            Found the feature sheet. That link is hidden until you place the mouse just in the right area, and position.

          • Per Sundell
            Per Sundell commented
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            I'm using a plus version.

        • #7
          Good news. I'm recently installed a Kleos on a new Spiral Groove Centroid. VTA arm level, 1.76 grams, still playing around with loading.

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          • MylesBAstor
            MylesBAstor commented
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            Congrats on the new acquisition!

          • Per Sundell
            Per Sundell commented
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            Haven't played around with the loading yet. My phonostage was set on 440 ohm for the Kiseki so I just let that be. Kleos seems happy so far.
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