Devialet with vinyl
The current Devialet thread mainly covers the very many speakers you could use with a Devialet, and there is nothing wrong with that!
I was wondering if anyone has any experience with using the Devialet for good old vinyl playback?
With my old system, I had some albums which sounded significanly better using my vinyl copy in comparrison to the same album on CD. This was with my trusty old Rega Plana 25 aniversary, with Dynavector DV 20 (we are up to 40th aniversary now!)
Now with the Devialet, it would seam that the Dac is just so good that the CD verion now sounds significanly better than the vinyl.
The obvious answer is that I need a better turntable / arm / cartridge. But what to buy? Or what even just to audition.
Last year I did get the chance to have a brief listen to an Orbe SE / SME V / Ortfon Cadenza blue. I was dissapointed, it sounded ok, but rather harsh and thin, almost more surface noise than music. (I'm still not sure that the Dev was correctly set up for this one)
Another time I heard "Dark Side of the Moon" on 180g with a Pro Ject Signature and the Ortofon Cadenza Black. This was mesmerising, I kind of forgot about all the Hi Fi analysis stuff and just enjoyed the listen. OK - Fine, so that is what to buy? One snag, it's best part of 12K.
So now I am looking to shortlist what is worth a decent audition. Has anyone got any actual experience of any Turntable / arm / cartridge combos with the Devialet. If so, is there anything out there that get close to or beats the Devialets Dac's own performance with CD. And south of 12K if possible!
On a more general note, any experience of simply setting up the cartridge loading, output etc. with the Devialet. I know that I needed to experiment a little with this. And does anyone use an external phono amp rather than the Devialets internal digital equalisation?
Any relevent information would be splendid!