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Originally posted by Graham Slee Graham Slee wrote:

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A note to Graham: The home audition program is brilliant! Thank you for offering it. This has been my best audio shopping/listening experience ever! To be able to listen to a component on the system that I listen to, in the room I listen to it in, as I said, is BRILLIANT!!! Thank you, Sir.


If you've had the best listening experience ever then I've been doing my job right.

A tip regarding comparisons: as you know the Reflex M by now, stop listening with it and spend the rest of the time with the Accession bar a few hours. Then, swap back to the Reflex M and have a few hours with it. I think you will then know which is the way to go.

Thanks Graham. I was wondering, the recommended load capacitance for my cartridge is 150 - 300 pF. I don’t know about my tone arm/ arm cable. How would you go about figuring the dip switch settings?
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DIP: 100 pF.

Usually the arm wiring + arm cable contributes another 100 pF.

This will match that of the Reflex M set-up.




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Originally posted by Graham Slee Graham Slee wrote:

A tip regarding comparisons: as you know the Reflex M by now, stop listening with it and spend the rest of the time with the Accession bar a few hours. Then, swap back to the Reflex M and have a few hours with it. I think you will then know which is the way to go.


Thanks Graham! You were spot on with your suggestion. After listening (and loving) the Reflex M I switched to the Accession and listened for a couple hours. I then switched back and played the same music through the Reflex.

The Accession wins! I heard the difference almost immediately! I heard more space around individual instruments and vocals with a more refined ability to hear where the instruments were positioned within the sound stage.

What impressed me the most was the difference in the clarity and tonality of individual instruments in the music. I guess I would say uncolored, to borrow a term used by audio reviewers; more natural. They sounded like they're supposed to sound.

When I first started to compare the Reflex with the Accession, I didn't think the Accession would sound better than the Reflex in my system, but I was wrong. I have never been more satisfied with the sound coming through my system, as it was playing through the Accession.

I would like to thank Bruce Kohl for facilitating my loaner experience and, of course Graham for allowing the loaner program to exist.
Paul
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Your description of the Accession's particular strengths is spot on Paul. Smile



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Originally posted by RichW RichW wrote:

Your description of the Accession's particular strengths is spot on Paul. Smile



Thanks Rich! I was wondering if people would be able to pick up what I was putting down. I find it a challenge to put what I'm hearing into words.
Paul
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yes spot on with me too. You can only use words to describe what YOU hear albeit we appear to be all hearing the same things but with different words. There is no right or wrong answer but naturalness is a key aspect and something I always value for in any component or change. 

Good luck with your purchase!


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