HiFi News test Charisma Audio MC-2 – Adam Smith van Hifi News testte de Charisma Audio MC-2 en gaf deze een ‘Hifinews Highly Commended’ Award.
Stress testIn een mooi uitgebreid verhaal vertelt Adam Smith over de goede eigenschappen van de Charisma Audio MC-2. Zo ook over zijn onverstoorbare weergave:
“Again and again during my time with the MC-2 I found myself drawn to well-recorded music that was full of detail. The way in which the cartridge took these performances, spread them out into an expansive whole and presented them with precision and a sense of effortlessness was captivating. The hands sweeping along the percussion chimes at the start of ‘Giverny’ from Chris Rea’s On The Beach [Magnet Records WX 191] was nothing short of a masterclass in detail with its crisp insight and rock solid placement within the soundstage. Fortunately, as the track continued, things remained just as cohesive and controlled, with the MC-2’s dependable gravitas and spatiality promising – and delivering – a splendid result.”
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“The Charisma Audio MC-2’s bloodline may be something of an enigma, but to let this put you off securing an audition would be a grave mistake. This pick-up builds on the strengths of the MC-1 to offer an impressively well-rounded performance across all sorts of music. More importantly, while the asking price is hardly beer money, the MC-2’s sound quality remains competitive with the best MCs at £1000.
HI-FI NEWS VERDICT
Sound Quality: 85%”
Lees het complete verhaal in deze PDF.