Thursday, August 19, 2021

Surprise Best Cartridge Match with SME V Arm


In my experience, even though other sonic attributes are excellent, most cartridges tend to sound somewhat lifeless with the SME V tonearm. Of all the cartridges I've tried on the arm, this one below is the best match, regardless of price range. All the measurement data is quite good, including low THD, IMD, and the resonance frequencies in both planes are near the ideal 10Hz. It also needs very little antiskating to track properly. Though it still needs about 2.8 on the scale to eliminate side force and achieve fully symmetrical soundstage.The sound is definitely hi-end, no doubt. Vividness with great resolution, transparency, clean and fast.