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  1. #1
    Join Date: Nov 2015

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    I'm Oliver.

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    Hi all,

    Thanks to Angus (Phonomac) for the loan of this badboy!

    Anyone have any experience with the Kontrapunt B?



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    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    A friend of mine had one on a SME V / Gyrodec and it sounded very good indeed.
    ~Paul~

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    Nice carts, low riders...
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    It's an odd shape. Seems to be leaning back!

    Sounds very good though! Very good.

    Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken & Tesla Valves)
    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Had the Rohman which I think was the next one in the series. Excellent cart, still beats lots today. A keeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REXTON View Post
    Had the Rohman which I think was the next one in the series. Excellent cart, still beats lots today. A keeper.
    It's very good. I've not heard anything other than the Vienna and the AT ART-7 that comes close.



    Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken & Tesla Valves)
    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    I have two Kontrapunkt Bs - one that has been re-tipped too many times, and a much nicer NOS example bought from Thakker a couple of years ago. Very nice cartridges indeed. Set VTF to the maximum recommended 2.7g, raise the arm height so that it's slightly higher at the pivot (eg 'tail up'), and you won't go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ammonite Acoustics View Post
    I have two Kontrapunkt Bs - one that has been re-tipped too many times, and a much nicer NOS example bought from Thakker a couple of years ago. Very nice cartridges indeed. Set VTF to the maximum recommended 2.7g, raise the arm height so that it's slightly higher at the pivot (eg 'tail up'), and you won't go wrong.
    Thanks for the setup pointers, I'll give that a try.

    NOS? I didn't think any of those remained!



    Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken & Tesla Valves)
    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    I have one and loved it. It was my main cartridge for years, right up to the point when the diamond fell off! I have moved on from it, but I still have it and must get round to having it re-tipped.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beobloke View Post
    I have one and loved it. It was my main cartridge for years, right up to the point when the diamond fell off! I have moved on from it, but I still have it and must get round to having it re-tipped.


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    What do you use now?

    Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken & Tesla Valves)
    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 & Monarchy Audio SM-70 Class A Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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