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RE: Rothwell Rialto phono stage ?

The seller doesn't agree to post the Microgroove  to me so ,problem solved ! Smile

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Curious about how much my amp/speakers would show an obvious  difference  against the 640P and would become a limiting factor ? Probably nobody could say until I'll listen  >)

NOW I KNOW !

After upgrading my speakers ( new Epos Elan 10 in the stable :cheers: )  there is a clear difference in sound quality between the CD section and the vinyl one (wich sounds clearly less transparent and airy and more congested especially on crowded musical passages ,with less detail and clarity and more shrillness in the upper registres ).This wasn't evident at all with the previous speakers (M5).

Because I am using the same integrated it's clear that the trouble is in the vinyl section and I suspect that the phono stage doesn't stands up to the level of transparency of the amp/speakers combo.

So , beig shure that I have a sistem that will show the differences between the 640P and the next Phono stage ,I'll go back searching ...

Al ears , you made me curious about Tom Evans Microgroove Plus ...just it is MC only and set usually at 0.2 mV I know they can change this at the factory , but this adds a lot of hassle   :?

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RE: Rothwell Rialto

Teo wrote:

Teo wrote:

Curious about how much my amp/speakers would show an obvious  difference  against the 640P and would become a limiting factor ? Probably nobody could say until I'll listen  >)

NOW I KNOW !

After upgrading my speakers ( new Epos Elan 10 in the stable :cheers: )  there is a clear difference in sound quality between the CD section and the vinyl one (wich sounds clearly less transparent and airy and more congested especially on crowded musical passages ,with less detail and clarity and more shrillness in the upper registres ).This wasn't evident at all with the previous speakers (M5).

Because I am using the same integrated it's clear that the trouble is in the vinyl section and I suspect that the phono stage doesn't stands up to the level of transparency of the amp/speakers combo.

So , beig shure that I have a sistem that will show the differences between the 640P and the next Phono stage ,I'll go back searching ...

Al ears , you made me curious about Tom Evans Microgroove Plus ...just it is MC only and set usually at 0.2 mV I know they can change this at the factory , but this adds a lot of hassle   :?

FYI,

The MicroGroove+ and many of Evans' stable of phono horses are built to suit either low output MC or high output MC/MM/Decca specifications, the 'X' version in MC form provides 5 values of cartridge loading per channel to support a wide range of MC cartridges. A word to the wise, the less costly "MicroGroove" (sans appellation) phono sections are built to particular cartridges.

Although it has to be set in the 'Plus' version you will find most Moving Magnet or Lo-output moving coils were in a very similar output range so this should not really limit your choice of cartridges (except for the fact you will hae to opt for one type or the other) .

 

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