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Transfiguration Temper V Moving Coil Cartridge Reviewed

Transfiguration Temper V Moving Coil Cartridge Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The Transfiguration Temper V moving coil cartridge uses an ultra-tight magnet coil coupling, which creates a more focused magnetic field for improved efficiency and higher output. Its solid aluminum body and boron cantilever make for a greater immunity to temperature changes Read More

 
Garrard 301 Turntable Reviewed

Garrard 301 Turntable Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Ken Kessler fills you in on the history of the Garrard 301 turntable and fixes its place among other classic tables, such as the AR XA, Linn LP-12, Thorens TD-150, and Ariston RD-11. The Garrard's rim-drive design was among the best implemented of all rim turntables Read More

 
Blue Angel Cartridge Reviewed

Blue Angel Cartridge Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

André Hanekom hand-makes the Blue Angel cartridge. It is and always will be, a rare beast He uses a hollow aluminum cantilever with a gyger fine-line stylus tip. The cartridge's sonic performance is dark and romantic with a touch of extra sweetness Read More

 
Transfiguration Orpheus Moving Coil Cartridge Reviewed

Transfiguration Orpheus Moving Coil Cartridge Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The technical details that make the Transfiguration Orpheus cartridge unique include using ultra grade SS-µ-metal core for coil assembly, special 7N copper coils, push-pull damping, an anti-resonance body shape, and an ultra tight magnet-coil coupling Read More

 
Clearaudio Statement Turntable Reviewed

Clearaudio Statement Turntable Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

As you might surmise from the name "Statement" this ClearAudio turntable is an insane cost-no-object attack upon the turntable state-of-the-art. With magnetic platter bearings, 80 kg pendulum, oil-damped chassis, and ability to support up to four tonearms simultaneously. Four tonearms Read More

 
 SME 20/12 and 312S Tonearm Reviewed

SME 20/12 and 312S Tonearm Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

This combo was designed specifically to handle 12-inch tonearms. Using a special diecast magnesium material, the new SME tonearm is both rigid and lightweight. In the past no materials existed that offered this combination of physical attributes but magnesium makes longer tonearms possible Read More

 
Thorens TD124 Turntable Reviewed

Thorens TD124 Turntable Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The Thorens TD124 has received a resurgence of interest as of late by both collectors and ultra-fi modifiers. It's a classic design, both in looks and design. Its use of a belt with its idler wheel was a giant step forward in turntable technology still employed in many modern designs Read More

 
Denon DL-103 Cartridge Reviewed

Denon DL-103 Cartridge Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

This "benchmark" moving coil design delivers a surprising level of performance for a moderate amount of money. Since it's been in production for so long, the DL-103 is a true classic design that can function well in many tonearms Read More

 
V.Y.G.E.R. Baltic M Turntable Reviewed

V.Y.G.E.R. Baltic M Turntable Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Although their Star-Trecky moniker and Jules Vernian looking physical design may be off-putting to serious conservative audiophiles, the unit's performance is worth a serious look from those who like gear that makes a statement both visually and aurally Read More

 
Air Tight PC-1 Cartridge Reviewed

Air Tight PC-1 Cartridge Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

Among the brands that rarely put a foot wrong is Air Tight of Japan. In so many respects, it's as solidly recommendable as Nagra, SME or Sonus faber. Over the years, at least half a dozen Air Tight products have... Read More