Positive Feedback test Charisma Audio MC-1 – Paul Candy van Positive Feedback testte de Charisma Audio MC-1 en vond de MC-1 zo goed als andere modellen tot 2x zo duur.
Well done CharismaOmdat de beschrijvingen van Paul Candy zo goed weergeven wat de kwaliteiten zijn van de MC-1, hier een wat langer stuk uit het review:
“The MC-1 offered a near ideal blend of refinement, detail, clarity and tonal complexity. The top end was delicate and airy, never grainy or overly bright. The midrange was clear, natural and impressively detailed and offered a soundstage that was wide as it was deep. Music never sounded excessively forward, aggressive or harsh. Refinement, focus and clarity were the order of the day.
Bass was suitably solid and weighty with excellent articulation and sense of momentum. Decays seemed to go on forever as they gracefully receded into oblivion. Stereo separation was nice and wide with a natural rendering of instruments and voices.
While the MC-1 was a very precise, revealing and open sounding cartridge it never came across as overly analytical or dry nor was it lush or romantic. It artfully sat on the fence between truth and beauty.
It also found more and wider dynamic contrasts on my records than my similarly priced Ortofon Rondo Blue. Also of note was the MC-1’s ability to track all my records without issue.
The MC-1 remained composed and unfazed during loud complex music, such as Zubin Mehta’s fine recording of Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony, in which tension and volume ramp up and down unexpectedly.
The MC-1 avoided dragging down the beat or slurring notes of Ray Brown’s bass lines on a number of wonderful Oscar Peterson LPs I have which were recorded in the ‘70s on the Pablo label.”
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