I didn't do anything inappropriate to lower the price .
The VPI was a demo, my A19 and the Focals were from the same dealer and he is a very open-minded and business-oriented young fellow.
He thrown me a hook by giving me the Moon phono stage, "just to see how well it goes with the Benz Micro cart". He was 100% right, but if I buy the Moon too (also an exdemo) I will have an 600 amp and a 1000 phono stage. Is it resonable?
VPI Scout 1.1 / Benz Micro Ace SL; Simaudio Moon 310LP; Arcam A19; Audiolab 8200CD; Focal Chorus 714; Focal Aria 906
I bet that Scout/Benz cart is superb
did you demo the RP6? if so what cart was installed? How did it compare to the VPI?
I am pondering over a Gyrodec, but the VPI has aroused some interest\
Icon Audio ST40 III / KT88, Rega Apollo R, DAC, RS3
Rega RP6, Nagaoka MP-200, White Belt, Michell Tecnoweight, Rega Fono MM
Rega Quattro, Couple 1 & 2
Its not entirely unreasonable
A phono preamp of this quality will always allow for any future cartridge upgrades you might plan. That is a very nice 'front end', always pays to get a quality source sorted first.
Origin Live Aurora Gold+Illustrious Mk2 arm+Zyx R100-02/Stello CDT200+Stello DA220 dac/Tom Evans Groove Anniversary phono amp/Tom Evans Vibe preamp/Linear A power amp/Acoustic Zen Adagios/Chord cables/Oppo 105EU.
I agree totally I bet that set up with phono/cart/deck sounds really good!
Would you say its a warm presenttion or more in-yer-face
Had to change my 10x5 to a Nagaoka with the my Elicit's phono, with the Nagaoka its just right.
However I am pondering over investing a bit more in a nice dek (gyro) but as I said above the VPI has caught my eye
Sound will be the major factor.
Both stunners, ..............
Both stunners indeed and, if you stick the Technoarm A on a Gyrodec SE, about the same price (in the UK that is).
Auditioning would be the key - not too sure where you could hear them both in the same place though.
To my mind the JWM arm would swing it for me although size might be a issue for some. Oo er missus... :)
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