Astra Suite / Soundscape Client System Albums

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FL System : Before Oct 2005

System Configuration

Turntable

Scheu Cello turntable, clear, with record weight

 

Living Voice Mystic Mat turntable mat

Tonearm Scheu Cantus tonearm - clear, 10" version
Phono Cartridge

Denon 103-R

Phono Stage Dynavector P-75
CD player Marantz CD-67SE modified by Diva Audio
Loudspeakers Living Voice Auditorium MK2 loudspeakers - cherry finish

 

Soundcare Superspikes (thread size M8) to protect floor from sharp spikes.

Amplifier Jolida SJ-502A
Cables Zu Wax speaker cables and jumpers
Music Genre Jazz, pop, rock

 

Replacing monitor speakers, the introduction of the Living Voice speakers resulted in a more transparent and illuminative sound, with obviously more scale, body, and speed, with soundstage likewise broadening further.  Bass is very slightly rounded due to the tubes, but is also the most telling improvement, IMHO - high definition bass quality is now on offer, compared to the lesser defined bass quality earlier.  Another testimony for good floorstanders over smaller speakers.

 

Despite the room's  aesthetic bare design which does not permit any room treatment, no significant room-related issues.  Musical is the impression that comes to mind.  The Denon 103-R MC cartridge proves to be a good match with the tonearm/turntable and listening environment, reminiscent of good MM qualities and without the high frequency anomalies of some poor MC cartridges, good cartridge at its price range.

 

LPs spun tonight were Leonard Cohen's excellent album "Ten New Songs", LA 4's "Going Home", Diana Krall's "Girl In The Other Room", Eric Clapton's "Unplugged", etc. ... and a fun but great  track, "Hawaii Five-O" from the album "Kojak and Beretta".  Anyone with a US/UK/German/Holland pressing for sale, please contact us, we are now looking for it :)

 

 

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