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  • What's Everyone's Current Go To Cartridge???

    What's everyone using to trace the grooves in their records? Even mono too.

    I'm currently using the Ortofon A95 that is in for review with the new Charisma Reference 2 wood body cartridge waiting for mounting.

    Then hopefully the new ZYX Universe Premium that will be in for review.

    By that time, my new Atlas SL should be here and maybe even a new arm and table.
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
    -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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    Koetsu Coralstone Platinum

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bruce B View Post
      Koetsu Coralstone Platinum

      How did you out of all the cartridges out there (can you believe me saying this in 2016) did you come to choose the Coralstone?
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
      ________________________________________

      -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
      -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
      -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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      • #4
        I have over 30 in my collection, but my favorites are an Air Tight PC-1 and Kiseki Purple Heart Sapphire rebuilt by Mr. Van den Hul.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Robert_Anderson View Post
          I have over 30 in my collection, but my favorites are an Air Tight PC-1 and Kiseki Purple Heart Sapphire rebuilt by Mr. Van den Hul.

          I'd love to hear the Kisekis again in a modern tonearm and system. I remember the old Lapis Lazuli being a crowd pleaser back in the day!
          Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
          ________________________________________

          -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
          -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
          -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
          -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
          -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
          -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
          -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
          -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
          -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
          -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post


            I'd love to hear the Kisekis again in a modern tonearm and system. I remember the old Lapis Lazuli being a crowd pleaser back in the day!
            I have an LL that needs a new stylus as well as two Purple Hearts, three Bluespots, two Agaat's (black and ruby), and a Black Heart. I'm eaten up with it - OCD on cartridges.

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            • #7
              Enjoying my Ortofon MC Anna right now mounted on a Duran Kairos..... upgraded from A90.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by EddieSudz View Post
                Enjoying my Ortofon MC Anna right now mounted on a Duran Kairos..... upgraded from A90.
                Welcome aboard!!!

                Wow that's a really extra special combo. I've only read about the Kairos but it looks like you can really and easily optimize the setup of any cartridge in the arm. I'd love to hear more about the arm!

                I'd also love to be able to compare the A95 with the Anna like Andre did. The new Ortofons are really impressive if you have the gain!

                What table are you using?
                Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                ________________________________________

                -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post


                  How did you out of all the cartridges out there (can you believe me saying this in 2016) did you come to choose the Coralstone?
                  I had the Goldfinger for a short time but it sounded to clinical/analytical for my taste. When I heard the Azule at the show in Larry's room a couple years ago, I just had to have it. I've heard the Anna, a couple of Lyras and a Dynavector. I don't feel any of them can compete with the overall balance, body and still have the transient speed without being over analytical of the Koetsu stone body.

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                  • #10
                    Just to add some reality to this discussion, I am enjoying the Denon DL-A100 cartridge on a Nottingham 12" Anna tonearm.
                    Denon DL-A100 100th Anniversary Turntable Cartridge

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                    • #11
                      Koetsu Coralstone for me...
                      Christian
                      System Gear

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                      • #12
                        Air Tight PC-1 here, my only cart. I hear that ZYX Universe Premium is something pretty special...
                        Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

                          Welcome aboard!!!

                          Wow that's a really extra special combo. I've only read about the Kairos but it looks like you can really and easily optimize the setup of any cartridge in the arm. I'd love to hear more about the arm!

                          I'd also love to be able to compare the A95 with the Anna like Andre did. The new Ortofons are really impressive if you have the gain!

                          What table are you using?
                          Hi Myles.... The Kairos is a great arm... Upgraded from a Talea II which is no slouch as well... TT is a Wave Kinetics NVS.

                          Thanks for the warm welcome!

                          Ed

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by EddieSudz View Post

                            Hi Myles.... The Kairos is a great arm... Upgraded from a Talea II which is no slouch as well... TT is a Wave Kinetics NVS.

                            Thanks for the warm welcome!

                            Ed

                            Verrrry cool! Now that's a front-end to die for!

                            Now let's see some pictures!!!
                            Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                            Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                            ________________________________________

                            -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                            -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                            -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                            -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                            -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                            -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                            -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                            -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                            -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                            -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by allenh View Post
                              Air Tight PC-1 here, my only cart. I hear that ZYX Universe Premium is something pretty special...

                              Hopefully one is on its way here for review. I think Ian is using the Universe Premium? As is Mike on the Shark.
                              Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                              Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                              ________________________________________

                              -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                              -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                              -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                              -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                              -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                              -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                              -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                              -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                              -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                              -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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