Enjoy The Music test Charisma Audio Reference One – Rick Becker van de website Enjoythemusic.com testte de Charisma Audio Reference One.
Lost in the GroovesEen aantal uitspraken uit het review:
“The [Dynavector] Karat is a great cartridge with dynamic and transparent sound, but it has a punchiness that, in comparison with the Reference One, keeps reminding me of the presence of the musical supply chain. The Reference One is so smooth, fast and free of grain that you forget about the rest of the system and revel in the beauty and detail of the music. Micro detail is so fine that notes appear in familiar recording where you didn’t think any existed. One musician does not obscure another. Softer notes are not lost in the bloom and decay of louder notes. The attack of notes clearly identifies the instrument but doesn’t come at you with a knife. It’s definitely Smoothville, which translates into hour after hour of tireless listening pleasure.”
“The Reference One is a delicious desert for a working man’s life that serves up speed, transparency and tonal color in smooth proportion that keeps you wanting to hear more and more music – pick your favorite genre. I’m buying the review sample, so if you don’t hear from me for a while – send help. I’ll be lost in the grooves.”
Hij geeft de Charisma Audio Reference One een mooie beoordeling in dit review.
Follow-upHoewel de auteur al aardig positief was in zijn eerste review, besluit hij een follow-up te doen met een beter systeem. Zijn eerdere respect voor de Reference One neemt hiermee nog veel meer toe:
“In spite of the similar sounding verbiage of my previous review (a persistent problem for many reviewers, including me), the bottom line here is that the Charisma Reference One cartridge is capable of being a much finer cartridge, in the context of a much finer system, than I originally reported. Consequently, I’ve upgraded the Blue Note ratings below to reflect the new appreciation I have for the Reference One. […] At less than $2000 it is an excellent starter cartridge for the Kronos Sparta, as well as an excellent cartridge for turntables that cost a whole lot less.”
Lees het follow-up review hier.