10 hours in . . . lots more to come?
Yep, I'm 10 hours into the new Benz runing in period. Hows it going? . . . very well, initialy, first hour, plenty of detail but bland, then someone threw a switch!! The bass end came alive, chest vibrating! From then on the improvements came hourly . . . I know that sounds strang but thats how both of us noticed it.
We got 7 hours of needle time yesterday, all sounding good, the final reverlation was the midrange, human voice started jumping out, in a nice way. This afternoon, with a fresh ear, it was internation in the gentle voice of Leonard Cohen that made his album 'old ideas' simlpley come to life. That how it been this afternoon, Jazz at the Pawn Shop was like being there, sitting at a table, in a smoke filled bar . . . yes, when that was recorded, you could smoke in bars, I could almost reach out and pick up a drink!
The final revelation was a 1962 LP on the Sunset label, 'The Very Best of Sandy Nelson', the beat and drive of the music was infectious . . . reality, I started to 'bop' . . . takes a lot to get me bopping these days
This is only after 10 hours, 30 more to go, what is to come . . . ? I feel a Benz Sumiko head to head coming on, and they said this leval of cartridge was inapropriate for a simple Rega . . .