watercourse wrote:Hope the hardware all fits together well! Ask if you have questions.
Thanks! Will do
Re: Incognito - I have really enjoyed the benefits of the rewire. Big difference IME. So much so that I've DIY-ed ICs from Cardas tonearm wire, so that I have the same wiring all the way from the tonearm to the amp. Very smooth but detailed, warm and balanced tone, very good ambience retrieval. Much higher resolution and better balance than stock, not to mention the increased stoutness of the wire over stock.
Cool. This is quite an obstacle for me, since it means a devitation from my "100% reversible" path....
But I'm on the egde of straying from that path already with the drill-through tweak, so.....
I'm not sure what you mean by the problem of twisted cables? If you're concerned that in doing the rewire, you might accidentally twist the cables too tightly and then affect anti-skate, I did not run into this problem. That is to say, the anti-skate settings did not change after the rewire. The Incognito kit has more than enough wire to be able to leave enough slack to avoid this, and the instructions are very helpful.
I've read a few stories about too tight wires on different places in the arm causing "full throttle" anti skate or similar issues.
Your experience is very helpful and settling.
All that said, if I were to do it all over again, I'd source the materials on my own and rewire it for less than the price of the Incognito kit. But I've done it before and I'm ok with a soldering iron. What you get with the Incognito is the convenience of having everything prepared for you, which makes it nice and easy. If you choose to install the Incognito yourself, you still will need to solder on the cartridge clips.
There's a unused silver set for sale in Norway for 165£ / 264$
(New 200£ + shipping + taxes)
If you're sending away to have someone else perform surgery, there are many options other than Incognito. I haven't heard any other rewire products, so I can't recommend any other, but I'm very happy with the Incognito and Cardas tonearm wire in general.
I know, the Audio Origami mods look amazing, maybe a chromed arm-tube...
First, new feet and drill through tweak. Then we'll see.
Cannot stop, must tweak my Rega ...