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2 minutes ago, Wimbo said:

So whats the difference between this and my 881S with original Stereohedron stylus please Greg.

As Greg said, W ... it's slightly better than his 980LZS ... which is a long way better than your 881!  :lol:

 

Andy

 

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2 minutes ago, andyr said:

As Greg said, W ... it's slightly better than his 980LZS ... which is a long way better than your 881!  :lol:

 

Andy

 

That means nothing to me A.... I'd prefer to hear what Greg has to say.?

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Difficult for me to answer, Wim, as I haven't heard the 881S but there are some that prefer the 881S to the CS100 (even if they might be a minority) so I wouldn't expect there to be night and day between them either way. I do prefer the CS100 to the low impedance 980LZS which was supposedly one of the top cartridges Stanton ever built. The CS100 seems more dynamic with deeper bass and detailed highs. Others might prefer the more rounded and polite presentation of the LSZ though, so it's just my opinion of two cartridges I own. Mr Rogers might be able to shed more light.

 

For some information on the specs of the cartridges, which does show reach to 50kHz for the CS100 versus 25kHz for the 881S (not sure how that might translate to actual listening though). Page 32 or thereabouts of the linked document which is an interesting read about their cartridge designs.

 

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/master/mbrs/recording_preservation/manuals/Stanton (Misc.).pdf

 

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23 minutes ago, Hensa said:

Difficult for me to answer, Wim, as I haven't heard the 881S but there are some that prefer the 881S to the CS100 (even if they might be a minority) so I wouldn't expect there to be night and day between them either way. I do prefer the CS100 to the low impedance 980LZS which was supposedly one of the top cartridges Stanton ever built. The CS100 seems more dynamic with deeper bass and detailed highs. Others might prefer the more rounded and polite presentation of the LSZ though, so it's just my opinion of two cartridges I own. Mr Rogers might be able to shed more light.

 

For some information on the specs of the cartridges, which does show reach to 50kHz for the CS100 versus 25kHz for the 881S (not sure how that might translate to actual listening though). Page 32 or thereabouts of the linked document which is an interesting read about their cartridge designs.

 

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/master/mbrs/recording_preservation/manuals/Stanton (Misc.).pdf

 

According to a mate of Mendo's, Greg - who is the Stanton guru - the WOS CS100 is the top Stanton.

 

What a FR out to 50kHz means (compared to only 25kHz) is that a 50kHz cart has a higher 'rise time' to one that only reaches 25kHz.  So the cart has a much faster response - so better reaction to transients.

 

Andy

 

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31 minutes ago, andyr said:

According to a mate of Mendo's, Greg - who is the Stanton guru - the WOS CS100 is the top Stanton.

 

What a FR out to 50kHz means (compared to only 25kHz) is that a 50kHz cart has a higher 'rise time' to one that only reaches 25kHz.  So the cart has a much faster response - so better reaction to transients.

 

Andy

 

Thanks Greg. Andy, its good to hear you have heard both versions of the 980 and also the 881 with original stylus. I hear you have Richards book too. Maybe a bit more research could help?

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This is one I keep coming back to.  Really should buy an upgrade stylus for it.  Nice old cart.

 

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27 minutes ago, aussievintage said:

This is one I keep coming back to.  Really should buy an upgrade stylus for it.  Nice old cart.

 

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Sure?

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19 minutes ago, mwhouston said:

Sure?

Sure it's a Shure!

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1 hour ago, mwhouston said:

Sure?

Yeah, Shure.   I have a range of their old ones through to the latest,  M75, M91, M95, RXT4, RXT5, RXT6, M97 - and the oldest, the M75, is the best, although most are good.   When I find myself wanting the old Shure sound, it's the one I put on most.    One day I might buy a V15 to go with the set.

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4 hours ago, aussievintage said:

Yeah, Shure.   I have a range of their old ones through to the latest,  M75, M91, M95, RXT4, RXT5, RXT6, M97 - and the oldest, the M75, is the best, although most are good.   When I find myself wanting the old Shure sound, it's the one I put on most.    One day I might buy a V15 to go with the set.

You definitely need a V15. I think I have a '95. Must check. 

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V15III with a Jico neo SAS/SS, nice bit of kit, I just happen to have one on my Luxman/Hadcock TT.

 

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Posted (edited)

Kiseki now in situ.

 

Overcast today so photos are a bit washed out, unlike the sound which so far is very solid and positive!

 

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@Citroen

 

Nice Cliff.   Is it an optical illusion that it looks like its leaning to the right?

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I thought the same when I saw the photo!

 

Optical illusion.

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I have had the RCM Sensor Prelude plugged in for just over a week with the DP-60L / Hana SH combo and it has provided a very nice step up over the Black Cube SE2 sonically, it has taken my analogue system to another level which I'm very pleased about.

Still a couple of weeks away until I get the Delphi turntable up here which will be mated with the Sensor while the Back Cube will go back to providing services for the Denon. Sorry for the crappy picture.

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Denon DL-S1 Cartridge - imo nothing better under 1k if your phono stage can handle the 0.15mv output.  now discontinued so prices are high.

 

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Lyra Etna SL now on the P3

 

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28 minutes ago, metal beat said:

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Love to hear one of these on the end of my Klimax LP12......fancy a swap Shane....sure you'd like a Kandid for a while....?

 

Tase.

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