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The "Green" Reflex MM

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Graham Slee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jan 2008 at 2:36pm
Hi Fritz,

I've not had the pleasure of each of the cartridges you mention, but the cheaper versions of the 540 and VMS 30 are very good indeed. I still have a VMS20EII, but I don't use it much because I'm scared I'll wear it out.

I have tried passive, active, and combinations of RIAA equalisation - even an "instrumentation amp triple" which had a balanced input! Yes, balanced - and that was back in 1991! Before the bandwagon even got a whiff of it (I had to rewire a Roksan arm plug to do it). In fact, I think it was that one which did some fantastic stereo positioning, but it was after I'd made the input quasi-balanced to revert to conventional arm wiring. It seems I'd unwittingly produced a stereo width expander by doing so, very similar to the Haffler idea of placing a 1 Ohm resistor in the rear wall speaker return path....

However, since I discovered the ability to do high speed active EQ, which gets round the old propagation delay problem that used to plague active EQ in the past, I never looked back. And with the right high speed op-amp, the soundstage opens up that big it's hard to believe (hey, I'm getting carried away here - they'll think I'm being a salesman Wink)

I recently rediscovered a discrete active stage idea from way beck when, and I'm tempted to see (hear) if that's as good as the op-amps.
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Dear Graham,
compliment to you in a german forum Smile

http://www.analog-forum.de/wbboard/thread.php?threadid=34252
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cyreg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jan 2008 at 6:40pm
Hi FritzS,
Nice link, ich habe es mit viel spass gelesen, I did add the AAAnalog link to my favourites.
Those guys are very complimenting and very explicit about the GSP phonoamps soundquality.
I feel the same way, but with less experience on other brands/models.
The remark on the powercords also is a nice one, maybe I'll.....
Your own stockhammerwebsite is nice reading too.
Have fun Han.
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Hi,
after some deliberations, searching in forums, posting some questions and read answers (in German HiFi forums too) I ordered one "green" Reflex MM too Smile

strangely - in German HiFi forums Reflex highly commended - more than german products Tongue


Edited by FritzS - 08 Feb 2008 at 12:28pm
AKG K812, K872, K712, Q701, K701, K501, K550, K271, Denon AH-D 7000
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Marantz SA7001 KI, Philips CD650
Revox B790, G1042, Reflex
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Originally posted by FritzS FritzS wrote:

Hi,
after some deliberations, searching in forums, posting some questions and read answers (in German HiFi forums too) I ordered one "green" Reflex MM too Smile


Dear Graham,
are all modifications about I read here and in RockGrotto included in the new model?

http://www.gspaudio-community.activeboards.net/forum_posts.asp?TID=10


Edited by FritzS - 09 Feb 2008 at 6:10am
AKG K812, K872, K712, Q701, K701, K501, K550, K271, Denon AH-D 7000
"Green" SOLO (with LME49860NA), WNA MKII
Marantz SA7001 KI, Philips CD650
Revox B790, G1042, Reflex
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote John C Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 2008 at 10:09pm
Hi Fritz.
 
Any 'tweaks' will be included in the 'green' Reflex from now on. 
John
 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FritzS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 2008 at 8:19am
Originally posted by John C John C wrote:

Hi Fritz. 
Any 'tweaks' will be included in the 'green' Reflex from now on. 
John 


John,
I wait for it   :-)


Edited by FritzS - 17 Feb 2008 at 8:20am
AKG K812, K872, K712, Q701, K701, K501, K550, K271, Denon AH-D 7000
"Green" SOLO (with LME49860NA), WNA MKII
Marantz SA7001 KI, Philips CD650
Revox B790, G1042, Reflex
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