TONEAudio test Charisma Reference One en Two – Het online blad publiceerde een review van de Charisma Audio Reference One en Two.
In het review – geschreven door Richard H. Mak – vergelijkt hij de Lyra Delos met de Charisma Reference One:
“If you want clarity and sharper lines, you will love the Delos. If you want warmer mids and fuller bass, the choice would be the Reference One. Bass-heavy tracks is where the fun begins with the Reference One. The ever popular classic, Dark Side of the Moon is immediately telling with the Canadian contender rendering the heartbeats in the beginning of the record with prodigious pounding, as you’d expect – yet bigger, fatter, and with more reverberation than the Lyra. This same heartbeat has crisper lines and better definition via the Lyra Delos, but with less weight. Enjoyable with both cartridges, again the Delos is more clinical, with the Reference One warmer and more full of body.”
Hij vergelijkt ook de Reference Two met de Reference One:
“With the Reference Two, mid range carried more articulation and definition; bass goes deeper and is more refined; and the overall sound exhibits a higher contrast and is less compressed. The biggest difference is with the piano which appears more velvety on the hammer, and with more body, as if the piano has gone one size up.”
Lees het complete review hier (PDF).