Positive Feedback test Charisma Audio MC-2 – Een heel mooi review door Myles B. Astor van Positive Feedback over de Charisma Audio MC-2…
Om maar te beginnen met het begin van zijn verhaal:
“The $1495 Charisma Audio MC-2 moving coil cartridge sounds far better than it has any right to! In fact, this recently introduced cartridge–and cartridge line—is undoubtedly one of today’s best bangs for the buck in the once again growing world of high-end audio cartridges.
It goes without saying that nothing but nothing prepared me for the listening adventure that lie ahead with the Charisma MC-2. Much like the ZYX cartridge line, this moving coil cartridge possesses that ever-so-elusive and decidedly rare ability to musically engage and draw the listener further and further into the music. No matter what type of music floats your boat or whatever the system, this cartridge is a winner!”
Verderop gaan de lofprijzingen nog door, onder andere over het prachtige middengebied:
“That musical sorcery starts in the case of the Charisma MC-2 (or for that matter any high-end audio component worth its salt) with the reproduction of the ever-so-critical midrange area. Unlike many other inexpensive cartridges, the Charisma MC-2 (reminiscent in some ways of the good points of the wood bodied Koetsus) excels at fleshing out the midrange frequencies, preserving the distinctiveness of instruments and voices as well their defining overtones.”
En over de dynamiek van het element (wat ons ook al bijzonder was opgevallen):
“The Charisma MC-2 cartridge continues enchanting the ears when it comes to reproducing a realistic sense of dynamics. Dynamics that this cartridge has no right to have. Wide dynamic swings. A real jump factor. In short, the Charisma MC-2 demonstrates there’s more dynamics on those black discs than many give them credit.”
Of over zijn ruimtelijkheid:
“[…] cue up the second track on Side 1 entitled “The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegroove” from Mobile Fidelity’s recently released (and highly recommended) Dead Can Dance Into the Labyrinth (Mobile Fidelity MOFI 2-001) album. The Charisma MC-2 is simply so spacious née ethereal sounding on this album. This transducer really unravels and peels back “The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegroove” and its sampling raga drones, synthesizers, etc., the song’s complexity/texture and beat and Perry’s voice. The Charisma MC-2 really moves some air in the low end and there’s an endless kaleidoscope of sounds with instruments appearing out of nowhere and literally hanging in space.”
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