Wall of Sound test Charisma Audio MC-1 – Mark Morris, van het (online) magazine Wall of Sound, testte de Charisma Audio MC-1 en was blij verrast met de prestaties. Dit wordt zijn nieuwe referentie na vele jaren gebruik van de Audio Technica ATOC9.
A very good cartridgeMark prijst de impulsweergave van het MC element, die noch te soft, noch te hard is:
“It was immediately apparent that the MC-1 is not just a good cartridge, but at its price-point, a very good cartridge indeed. What differentiates a really good cartridge from an also-ran is often its ability to extract the edges of sound, which are usually intrinsically soft – overtones on a wind instrument, or a slightly different timbre on the edge of a drum, for example. It’s these little things that bring us a little closer to what we hear in the concert hall, and the MC-1 has a clarity I particularly appreciated. The snarl and rasp of Corky Segal’s harmonica at the opening of William Russo’s Street Music (DGG 2530 788) was palpable, and a little later the momentary extra sounds of the bows as they hit the string of the double basses viscerally realized. The tambourine – a difficult instrument to reproduce accurately – had the overtones it should.”
En zijn conclusie:
“In conclusion, I loved this cartridge. I loved its clarity, its accuracy, its wonderfully clean bass – its musicality. I loved that I completely forgot about it, and just listened to music, and watched the pile of LPs to listen to get larger and larger.”
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