sturgus wrote:Bob, I haven't heard the V15-III but I would think it sounds quit good with the SAS. You are more than welcome to borrow my SAS for the M97xE. That way you can hear for yourself if it's in the same league. Have you tried loading the M97xe? Is the Jolida adjustable? The M97 seems to like around the 62k point.
Hey Sturgus, I returned your call.
The V-15-III w/ SAS is excellent. I will take you up on the M97 SAS. I have two headshells for the Marantz 6300 so it should be easy to do an A-B test. The winner goes on my TD 160/ SME 3009. I suspect the V-15-III will win.
I have not ever loaded the M97 at 62K. My Jolida JD9 does indeed have dip switches for setting the cartridge loading and also the pre-amp gain. Unfortunately, the highest selectable load resistance is 47K. Short of doing a mod to the selectable load resistor bank, I do believe I can set all switches down (R = infinity) and then add the 62K parallel load resistor using some type of RCA connector Y-adapter. I have read about it somewhere.
Talk to you soon.