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    Default Kontrapunkt B

    Just had this in and reviewing at the moment, first impressions are very good indeed.

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    Looks fantastic James . I hope you're enjoying it
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    Had one of those back in the noughties. Very nice cartridge indeed.
    Oddly enough I had a VPI Scout at the time using their unipivot tonearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianlenco View Post
    Had one of those back in the noughties. Very nice cartridge indeed.
    Oddly enough I had a VPI Scout at the time using their unipivot tonearm.
    Yes yes yes. Love this cartridge. A quality performer.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Slagle AVC Passive Preamp & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves)
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    Certainly quality Oli, it was after hearing yours I thought I needed to try one in my system.

    Yes Brian, I am enjoying it very much. Think what you heard but even more transparent, natural and open. Nearly bought Helen and myself to tears this morning on one track.

    I need a bigger session before I can put my thoughts down but I feel it is probably the best cartridge I have heard in my system. I will write up a full review later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Certainly quality Oli, it was after hearing yours I thought I needed to try one in my system.

    Yes Brian, I am enjoying it very much. Think what you heard but even more transparent, natural and open. Nearly bought Helen and myself to tears this morning on one track.

    I need a bigger session before I can put my thoughts down but I feel it is probably the best cartridge I have heard in my system. I will write up a full review later.
    TBH Jimbo, I'd be surprised if it wasn't!!!

    It's a classy performance with no emphasis on any part of the audio band. I'm surprised daily by how good it is.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Slagle AVC Passive Preamp & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves)
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables Throughout
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Well I thought that your system sounded sublime when I last visited with the 2M Black in situ . Lord knows how it sounds now James .
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    DAC 3 French DAC
    Amplifier : Rega Brio R
    Speakers : Tannoy 637
    Interconnects : MS Audio / Klotz MC5000 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian2957 View Post
    Well I thought that your system sounded sublime when I last visited with the 2M Black in situ . Lord knows how it sounds now James .
    You get all the detail from the 2M black but it's a much more balanced presentation. Very even handed. It's highly rated here.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Wizard Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Firebottle modded Xiang Sheng DAC (Telefunken Valve)
    Amplification: Slagle AVC Passive Preamp & Firebottle Monoblocks (Telefunken Valves)
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables Throughout
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Great stuf James, you know I'm a big fan of Ortofon cartridges.

    The Kontrapunkt B has always had a great reputation.

    I heard one in my sytem a while back when Angus first brough my Sansui AU-919 down - I remember it sounded really good and very refined
    My System:
    Amplification - Sansui AU-alpha 707 DR
    Turntable - Modified Technics SL1210 MK5G
    Mike New precision bearing, bearing base plate, ETP Platter
    Micro Seiki MA-202 tonearm, rewired, hybrid ceramic bearings
    Ortofon Cadenza Black moving coil cartridge
    Yannis Tome 423.5 Silver-Litz tonearm cable with KLEI Pure Silver Harmony plugs
    Ebony armboard
    Audio Technica MS-8 Magnesium headshell, Ortofon pure silver headshell leads
    Isonoe Isolation Feet
    Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules), DCSXL pure-silver DC lead with Jaegar low impedance connector
    CDP - Pioneer PD-91
    Speakers - Spendor D7
    QED Silver Spiral speaker cable, Airlock plugs - bare wire amp end.
    Mains - Ultra Pure silver plated un-switched socket, Missing link EPS 500 silver plated plugs with Hi-Fi Tuning gold plated silver ceramic 13 amp fuses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    You get all the detail from the 2M black but it's a much more balanced presentation. Very even handed. It's highly rated here.
    Love to hear that Oliver
    Regards
    Brian

    Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment . (Rumi )


    Korus Computer Audio music server .
    DAC 3 French DAC
    Amplifier : Rega Brio R
    Speakers : Tannoy 637
    Interconnects : MS Audio / Klotz MC5000 .
    Speaker cables : Chord Epic Twin

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