|A few of my cartridges. Benz Ebony H, An old Decca Van den Hul, Adcom Van den Hul and my Ortofon SPU Gold.|
My present reference. Espensive but a master of dynmics and detail. Music breaths and has the correct power and sence of details without exaggeration.
|A closer look at the Orpheus - Boron cantilever and PA solid diamond stylus.|
|Benz Ebony H - the high output MC version of the top model
Som say it is the very best high output MC. The sound has body and weight. Rond and a bit warm compared to the above Orpheus.
|Benz Ebony with Fritz Gyger stylus. Very low moving mass due to the mounting on the very tip of the boron cantilever.|
|Ortofon Rondo Bronze. Very clean and neutral. A killer
cartridge at a fair price.
Lacs a little in warmth and tends to sound too dry and clean in the top. Must be paired with a warmer sounding MC/RIAA amp.
|A very clear allmost see through Fritz Gyger diamond on the Rondo Bronze.|
|Ortofon SPU Gold|
|Ortofon MC 200 "Concorde"|
|Mörch DaCapo - made by ScanTech in Japan. A low output MC cartridge.|
|Ortofon Windfeld - the new top of the line cartridge from
Danish Ortofon. Tight and controll are the first two things that come to
mind. Very high resolution as well a smoothnes you have to experience to
A top cartridge.
|The double polished Replicant stylus. It is very clean and has a tendensy not to pickup dust from the grooves.|
|Van den Hul Condor - a little lacking in macro dynamics in
the set up I heard ist. But oh my what a musical, round and warm sounding
cartridge. Notthing to disturb you form enjoying the music.A wide soundstage
and lots of resolution.
Only problem ... I think the Transfiguration Orpheus is better!
|Shelter Harmony. The best midrange ever! and a very weighty bottom (allmost too much). A real top range cartridge.|