Who uses an MC cart between 3k and 5k max on a Rega Rp10. Non Rega ( so not Aphelion) ?
Wondering on a next eventual upgrade. I have for now a Lyra Delos and like the sound signature.
So my first idea would be a Lyra Kleos.
There is absolutely no rush for me. For now it’s more curiosity.
There is the new Hana Red . But have not heard it and don’t know if the Rega Rb2000 would be a good match.
Dynavector seems to be too low, 0,3 MV for my tubes phono. ( ?)
Some brands can be too heavy too, don’t want to add a special counterweight. And Rega philosophy is lightness…
Some ideas, personal experience?
ClearAudio, Benz, Koetsu, Van Den Hul. I had a Benz Ruby and a Van Den Hul Frog. Always wanted to try a Koetsu Rosewood
Koetsu are too heavy for a Rega Rb2000. Wonderful midrange but not enough involving.
VDH, why not.
Benz: not bad, but a bit mellow, without the magic of Koetsu.
French…, my first thought was Hana Red or ML, that’s where I’d start.
I have the EMT JSD 6. It is little on the heavy side but sounds just great.
How does it compare to other cartridges? What would be the nearest brand for sound?
Oh, lovely. I’ve always wanted to hear one of those beauties!
Just checked: 1MV. It’s a high output MC? 18g mass !! It seems very heavy, not?
I wonder how would sound the Air Tight PC7. The top Air Tight are very highly rated.
Stylus Type: Microridge
Internal Impedance: 7 ohms (DCR)
Output Voltage: 0.6mV/1kHz
Tracking Force: 1.9-2.2 grams
Channel Balance: Within 0.5dB/1kHz
Weight: 9.6 grams
Mass / weight will be the killer i think, rega are all about mass, or should i say little mass/ weight.
The rega aphelion2 and apheta3 are only 6 grams
I tend to agree. My Delos is 7,3 gr and it works very nicely. Just need a little shim.
I had some years now a Rega P9. Had a Koetsu black ( 11 gr). Not the best match.
I would not choose a heavier than 9 gr cart with the Rega.
Apart, for now, a Lyra Kleos, Hanna Red, I see also the VDH the Canary.
On some forums, some find it a bit better vs the Lyra Etna ( the VDH the Colibri).
Cellule à bobines mobiles
- Pointe : taille VDH-I ; 2 x 85 µm
- Réponse en fréquence : 5 Hz à 55 kHz
- Force d’appui : 13,5 à 16 mN
- Compliance : 35 µm/mN
- Capacité de suivi (à 315 Hz à 15 mN) : 70 à 80 µm
- Tension de sortie ( 1 kHz à 5,7 cm/s) : 0,55 mV
- Diaphonie (1 kHz, 10 kHz) : > 35 dB ; > 30 dB
- Déséquilibre entre canaux : < 0,3 dB
- Angle de la pointe lectrice : 22°
- Masse équivalente de la pointe : 0,32 mg
- Poids : 8,2 g
- Résistance de la bobine mobile, par canal : 36 Ω
- Impédance de charge recommandée : 200 Ω
- Masse du bras recommandée : 8 à 12 g
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