It’s good to know that I am not the only one that believes the TMS out performs the DG-1 Eoink.
Update - currently got a DG1 on home demo, it’s astonishingly musical and engaging.
It’s just got a very modest AT moving magnet cartridge but sounds fabulous so far. I’m even loving the mood lighting
Any pictures to go with your mini review?
That’s one very unusual looking tone arm!
Be interested to hear what you think of it compared to the Planar 10.
I’d love to be proven wrong but I think the Vertere would probably still come out in front - it was a considerable step up from my RP8.
Besides, no mood lighting on the p10
Mood lighting, guessing that’s something built into the deck then. Impressive looking bit of kit though.
I commented to Touraj that I was quite tempted by a DG-1 to feed my Nova, he was taken by the fact he thought it would be a good visual match.
You heard both side to side?
EAT have a similar arm on one of their decks.
Who is going to buy planar 10 and compare it to planar 8?
Has anyone any suggestions for a suitable cartridge for the Vertere?
I could use the Rega Apheta 2 MC cart from my rp8 of course but interested to hear any recommendations. I’ve heard good things about Hana and Lyra but I’ve not got much experience of cartridges.
I was impressed with the sound of the DG I borrowed that was fitted with an audio Technica MM cart, which was an eye opener so keeping an open mind!
The new Vertere cartridge is due out any time now
Touraj was in town a few months demoing the DG-1 alongside one of his TT’s much higher up the ladder. I was hugely impressed with the DG-1’s performance (again with a cheap cartridge). Of course the more expensive deck was better, but not by as much as you’d expect given the difference in price.
New to Naim community! I am interested in music, but to get there you do need good gear, hence my interest in ‘the high-end’. To the point…I auditioned [at home] a P10/Apheta 3…it took very little time to decide that I could not fathom how many steps better it is than my then resident P9/DV XX-2 MkII. So clear, so lively, but most importantly, so much music.
It is certainly true that Mr T Moghaddam makes extremely fine TTs
Hi Jlewis. Is it a clear upgrade over the P9? I’m running a P9/Atheta/IOS at the mo.
It is a vast improvement over the P9…I enjoyed music on the P9, but the P10 is in a different league…
Best wishes, John
Thanks John. I was really happy with the P9 but done some upgrades recently & now it seems a bit flat compared to how it sounded before. It’s still good but doesn’t grab attention like it used to.
…compared with the P9, the P10 absolutely fizzes with life…but I was unaware of there being any deficit with the P9 until I had the P10. Interestingly, the Apheta 3 sounds at it’s best tracking at 2g and with the correct loading and capacitance…these parameters make an easily noticeable difference.