ben556473 wrote:Hello Tresaino, lovely pictures, lovely gear. Which combination of cartridge, arm and table do you prefer most? Also do you have any problems with acoustic feedback with such massive speakers? Thanks for showing.
Hello Ben, sorry but your first question is both too complex to answer and also off-topic. BTW, these speakers are not mine, I was there only with my little EMT 930.
But I can tell you that acoustic feedback was not a problem for the TTs, as the Raven relies on heavy mass, the Thorens Reference on suspension, and my visiting EMT on the sismic base. But in this system bass is a problem in my view, there was easily too much of it in the room and it got muddy.
krenzler wrote:Did you get to listen to the lovely little Thorens too?
Yes, a great experience, we all really liked the Schroeder tonearm combined with the Dynavector XV-1 cartridge on the Thorens Reference. The owner considers the Thorens superior to the Raven.. I cannot comment on that, but what I can say is that, compared to the three-motor Raven, the one-motor Thorens did not lose anything in terms of speed accuracy and dynamics, on the contrary. This would suggest that belt-driven one-motor designs can be as good as multiple motor designs, a point made by Fremer and others occasionally in Stereophile and elsewhere.
What we did not compare was the slam and dynamics of the EMT with the Thorens, as arms and cartridges did not allow such comparison. But the Raven really lost against the EMT on that front, the differences were immediate and clear.