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  1. #21
    Join Date: Jun 2010

    Location: Adelaide, South Australia

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    I'm Steve.

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    I have an OC9/III would it be a big step up to move to the ART 9
    Steve.

    TT: 1986 Townshend Rock, 1980 Luxman PD264, 1978 Planar 3 in original condition. LP12
    Arm: AO modified Moth RB250, Hadcock GH228, Rega R200. Acost Lustre GST1
    Cart: AT OC9 III, Shure V15 III, Bellex HOMC, Garrott K2.
    Phono: Vincent PHO-8, Akitika MM.
    CDPs: California Labs CL15, Pioneer DVP 676A.
    Digi: Squeezeboxes. Yamaha WXC50.
    Amps: Copland CSA-29, Denon PMA250 II, a couple of cheap T amps, WHAMMY headphone Amp. First Watt DIY M2X, B1 Mesmerize Pre.
    Speakers: 1995 Castle Howard S1, 1970 Wharfedales, Dick Smith's $80 specials. KEf Ref 104aB, Usher S-520.
    Headphones: AKG Q701, Massdrop / Hifiman HE-4XX.

  2. #22
    Join Date: Sep 2012

    Location: Derbyshire

    Posts: 421
    I'm mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batty View Post
    I have an OC9/III would it be a big step up to move to the ART 9
    I've still got AT PTGii and OC9ii, the Art 9 is clearly familiar, but does everything better. The VFM has fallen here (they could be had for 600 pre brexit), but I see your location and currency may have fared better??

  3. #23
    Join Date: Aug 2011

    Location: Mid Sussex

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    I'm Paul.

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    I used an ART 9 for approximately 2 years, and agree that it is a great cart for the money and is generally becoming well known for it's perfomance against most carts up to about 1.5k. Be sure to check the stylus is perfectly vertical before mounting, my first sample wasn't and was replaced no problem. 2nd sample was better. Quite a dramatic and liveley cart for about 800 at the time with a healthy enough output for most step ups.

    As enjoyable as it was, it did get unseated by the Aidas Panzerholz Diamond pretty conclusively so was sold though the Aidas was 3 x the price but is on another level altogether combined with the TTS 8000 and SAEC WE506/30 & Nasotec headshell.

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  4. #24
    Join Date: Jul 2013

    Location: Kingsbury, NW London

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    I'm Clive.

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    Hi guys, just ordered the AT-OC9XSH to replace a cartridge that was beginning to show signs of wear. Will let you know how I get on when it arrives in the next few days.
    SOURCE:Auralic Aries G1, OPPO UDP-205 BluRay, SkyQ, Technics SL1210M5G/Achromat/MN Bearing/Isonoes with Boots/Origin Live Encounter Mk3A/Hana SL or AT-OC9XSH or AT33PTG/II, PS Audio NuWave Phono Converter
    DAC: Chord Qutest, Chord Mojo/Poly
    AMPLIFIER:Bryston BP17-3 Pre & Bryston 4B3 Power
    SPEAKERS: Spendor D7.
    HEADPHONES OPPO PM-1 with Atlas Zeno cable, B&W C5 v2
    CABLES: Analogue: Speaker - Chord Signature. Interconnect - Atlas Mavros XLR x2, Atlas Mavros Ultra, Chord Indigo Plus XLR.
    Digital: Atlas Mavros Ultra x2, Atlas USB, Chord Optichord.
    Mains: Chord Power Chord x2, Black Rhodium Libra/MK/Shurter or Wattgate x4, IsoTek Orion 6 way, Sounds Fantastic 6way Mains Blocks.
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  5. #25
    Join Date: Sep 2014

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    I'm jamie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z-A View Post
    I used an ART 9 for approximately 2 years, and agree that it is a great cart for the money and is generally becoming well known for it's perfomance against most carts up to about 1.5k. Be sure to check the stylus is perfectly vertical before mounting, my first sample wasn't and was replaced no problem. 2nd sample was better. Quite a dramatic and liveley cart for about 800 at the time with a healthy enough output for most step ups.

    As enjoyable as it was, it did get unseated by the Aidas Panzerholz Diamond pretty conclusively so was sold though the Aidas was 3 x the price but is on another level altogether combined with the TTS 8000 and SAEC WE506/30 & Nasotec headshell.

    BR
    Paul
    i agree,i also had a brand new art-9 that arrived with a tip misaligned, sent it straight back for a refund
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    John Wood KT88 Amp.
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    Sony TTS-8000 Turntable.
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  6. #26
    Join Date: Jul 2013

    Location: Kingsbury, NW London

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    I'm Clive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clive197 View Post
    Hi guys, just ordered the AT-OC9XSH to replace a cartridge that was beginning to show signs of wear. Will let you know how I get on when it arrives in the next few days.
    Cartridge arrived this morning, couldn’t wait to fit it so spent the best part of 2hrs doing a meticulous set-up. Have now listened to 4 albums so far my 1st impressions are very good. Very smooth, detailed and excellent bass. I’ve had a penchant for Shibata tipped cartridges for many years and this one certainly doesn’t disappoint. Definitely a keeper.
    SOURCE:Auralic Aries G1, OPPO UDP-205 BluRay, SkyQ, Technics SL1210M5G/Achromat/MN Bearing/Isonoes with Boots/Origin Live Encounter Mk3A/Hana SL or AT-OC9XSH or AT33PTG/II, PS Audio NuWave Phono Converter
    DAC: Chord Qutest, Chord Mojo/Poly
    AMPLIFIER:Bryston BP17-3 Pre & Bryston 4B3 Power
    SPEAKERS: Spendor D7.
    HEADPHONES OPPO PM-1 with Atlas Zeno cable, B&W C5 v2
    CABLES: Analogue: Speaker - Chord Signature. Interconnect - Atlas Mavros XLR x2, Atlas Mavros Ultra, Chord Indigo Plus XLR.
    Digital: Atlas Mavros Ultra x2, Atlas USB, Chord Optichord.
    Mains: Chord Power Chord x2, Black Rhodium Libra/MK/Shurter or Wattgate x4, IsoTek Orion 6 way, Sounds Fantastic 6way Mains Blocks.
    STORAGE Synology DS216J NAS with 2 x 3Tb WD Red hard-drives.
    TV LG55B7 OLED

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