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My Loaner Phono Stages Will Be Here Soon

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Category: Turntable Audio
Forum Name: Graham Slee Phono Stages
Forum Description: Questions, answers, and product information zone for Graham Slee Phono Stage Preamps
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Topic: My Loaner Phono Stages Will Be Here Soon
Posted By: Pwog
Subject: My Loaner Phono Stages Will Be Here Soon
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2019 at 8:47pm
Hi All,

I just sent my postage to Bruce for my loaner phono stages! I will be comparing 3 different stages in my system. I can't wait!

I will certainly be posting my experiences.

Did I say I can't wait?

Also, a big thank you to Bruce and Graham for making this happen.


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Paul
Acoustic Research ES-1, Ortofon 2M Bronze, Ayre C-5xemp disc player, Dynaco SCA-35 (updated), Dynaco ST-70 (updated and modified), Revel performa M20, Accession M, CuSat 50 interconnects



Replies:
Posted By: patientot
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2019 at 3:01am
Wow, three different phono stages - should be very interesting indeed. What models are you borrowing? 


Posted By: Pwog
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2019 at 1:53pm
I want to compare the Era Gold V, Reflex M and Accession M in my system. I’m so excited!

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Paul
Acoustic Research ES-1, Ortofon 2M Bronze, Ayre C-5xemp disc player, Dynaco SCA-35 (updated), Dynaco ST-70 (updated and modified), Revel performa M20, Accession M, CuSat 50 interconnects


Posted By: Richardl60
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2019 at 3:44pm
I think you should find the exercise interesting and from my experience of each quite a straight forward decision making process. Look forward to hearing your findings.

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The Source turntable, Audiomods V micrometer, Dynavector XX2-2, Accession M, Elevator, Leema Antila 2Seco CD player, TDL studio 1.


Posted By: Pwog
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2019 at 4:15pm
Yes, I'm anticipating the experience. I've never been able to audition different components in my system like this before. 

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Paul
Acoustic Research ES-1, Ortofon 2M Bronze, Ayre C-5xemp disc player, Dynaco SCA-35 (updated), Dynaco ST-70 (updated and modified), Revel performa M20, Accession M, CuSat 50 interconnects


Posted By: Cyreg
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2019 at 4:32pm
Originally posted by Richardl60 Richardl60 wrote:

... Look forward to hearing your findings.
Smile

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TecnoDec/RB250/MP110>GramAmp2C/PSU1; Cyrus CD8SE; Cyrus FM7 > Exposure XXXV > Harbeth C7ES-3 '35th Anniversary'
cables: DNM V3 Ic's; Exposure DMF-two LScable;    
SoloSRGII/BaPS> HD600


Posted By: patientot
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2019 at 7:22pm
Very nice. Will you be using the 2M Bronze exclusively for your auditions or other carts also? 


Posted By: Pwog
Date Posted: 28 Apr 2019 at 4:01am
Yes, I believe so. I only have one other cartridge, a Sumiko Blue Point Special. I’m really not into rolling cartridges and the 2M Bronze already sounds better to me than the Sumiko. 

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Paul
Acoustic Research ES-1, Ortofon 2M Bronze, Ayre C-5xemp disc player, Dynaco SCA-35 (updated), Dynaco ST-70 (updated and modified), Revel performa M20, Accession M, CuSat 50 interconnects


Posted By: Pwog
Date Posted: 01 May 2019 at 8:13pm
Yay! My loaners just arrived! Unfortunately, I will not be able to get into them until tomorrow. 

I'll keep you posted.


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Paul
Acoustic Research ES-1, Ortofon 2M Bronze, Ayre C-5xemp disc player, Dynaco SCA-35 (updated), Dynaco ST-70 (updated and modified), Revel performa M20, Accession M, CuSat 50 interconnects


Posted By: Guy
Date Posted: 04 May 2019 at 12:31am
I'm very interested in how you like them as well......and what differences you notice.

I've been procrastinating doing much the same thing with my Rega P2 and Ortofon 2M Bronze with some different cables thrown in just to further muddy the waters.


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Naim Nait XS-2
Rega P2
Ortofon 2M Bronze
Naim CD5x
Flatcap 2


Posted By: Pwog
Date Posted: 04 May 2019 at 3:59am
I will be reporting on all three. I’ve started with the Era Gold and have already noticed a difference, but I want to listen more to be better able to put my thoughts into words.

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Paul
Acoustic Research ES-1, Ortofon 2M Bronze, Ayre C-5xemp disc player, Dynaco SCA-35 (updated), Dynaco ST-70 (updated and modified), Revel performa M20, Accession M, CuSat 50 interconnects


Posted By: Pwog
Date Posted: 08 May 2019 at 1:54pm
Era Gold V - initial impressions:

Having had the Era Gold connected in my system for just about a week, here are my initial impressions.

I noticed a difference right away from the upgraded phono stage built in to my SCA-35. I hope the following makes sense. 

Everything that I have played seems more musical; tighter timing, more space around instruments and vocals and crisp, clear sound. 

I still have a lot of listening to do, but I thought I'd give my impressions so far. I have yet to try the Reflex m and Accession M


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Paul
Acoustic Research ES-1, Ortofon 2M Bronze, Ayre C-5xemp disc player, Dynaco SCA-35 (updated), Dynaco ST-70 (updated and modified), Revel performa M20, Accession M, CuSat 50 interconnects


Posted By: Ingres3225
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2019 at 2:00pm
Hello- just giving this a bump as I'd be interested in hearing your further thoughts...!


Posted By: Pwog
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2019 at 7:58pm
Originally posted by Ingres3225 Ingres3225 wrote:

Hello- just giving this a bump as I'd be interested in hearing your further thoughts...!


So, there isn't much to tell at this point. Unfortunately, I haven't had much time to listen since receiving my Accession M. Our house is going on the market and the last couple of weeks has been all consuming and exhausting with cleaning out, etc.

Thanks for the bump and once the dust settles I will add further thoughts.


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Paul
Acoustic Research ES-1, Ortofon 2M Bronze, Ayre C-5xemp disc player, Dynaco SCA-35 (updated), Dynaco ST-70 (updated and modified), Revel performa M20, Accession M, CuSat 50 interconnects



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