We’ve all been there … a component upgrade and suddenly, your system sounds “off”. Sometimes it’s a case of shooting the messenger (the “upgrade”), and this can leave you scratching your head, especially if you’re evaluating the changes through your analog rig.
But I like it (with apologies to the Rolling Stones) … We just returned from tuning a customer’s system – a visit which brought up the age-old discussion about the validity of dialing in your system with rock music.
This morning, we mounted a customers’ van den Hul Crimson XGW Stradivarius cartridge onto a Kuzma 4Point-9 tonearm. The agenda was to verify compatibility of this combination.
A three city setup tour and some tonearm setup tricks of the trade … Last week, I finished a setup tour, covering Chicago, Bethesda and Dallas. I played with some very fine systems which included two Durand arms (Telos and Kairos), two Schroeder CBs, and an Abis 1.2. The system shown here is the …