Thank you for your explanation. I'm a music lover, but my real experience with cantilevers and styli started only six months ago. Before that it was just the DL-103 for decades, and I didn't even know which cut it had. Or that there were different cuts. And cantilevers :lol: .Delta667 wrote: ↑11 Jan 2020 12:25Ruby and beryllium sound very close together. It is difficult to give preference to one of them. Dynamically, purely, naturally, too detailed (for me).
Aluminum sounds different, soft, without annoying notes.
Much depends on the quality of the vinyl record.
A dim record will be revived by beryllium and ruby, respectively Shibata and Guger.
An overly bright recording will smooth out the aluminum with the sphere.
Every music lover knows this. )))
Therefore, I can no longer imagine how you can have in use only one pickup, one tonearm, one phono stage ... :lol:
After work, I returned my J7 to the tonearm. Aluminum and a sharp stylus - softness and detail. :)
Since, I have had the best guidance and kindness of Bobby and Bill and the good people here on VE. But yes, now I can hear the softness of aluminum, versus beryllium and boron. But I feel boron give a softer tone than beryllium? The 150MLx is very close to my heart on my Signet AM-series.
Tonight I'm listening to what was voted "Norways best album ever", Radka Toneff and Steve Dobrogosz' Fairytales, grand piano and vocals. And with the saddest story, perhaps, she took her own life the same year this album was released. Signet TK9 with goldplated boron and Delta LC :). Originally on loan, but it seems it will take permanent residency with me :). For me it sounds warmer than an AT LC, for instance. Very natural over the whole range, and actually quite reminding of the 103. I keep stopping my writing just to listen. Specially it handles the most dynamic notes of the top octaves of the Steinway grand piano with credibility and manages to sound true. The CD sounds hard in comparison.
Also, I can hear it finding better vinyl than 103, reviving much of one of my most played albums. (Still countless late nights with wine and women has made some irreparable impressions in the vinyl;)).
How do you feel about this combination, Dmitry? (I mean goldplated boron/DeltaLC not wine and women;))
Did you ever make a beryllium/DeltaLC?