Readargo, i will try my best. Please, consider that my living room were i have my audio equipment set up is not ideal, so take all this with a grain of salt. With the Groovetracer Reference Subplatter, Delrin Platter, ceramic ball bearing and Counterweight installed on my RP6 connected to a Brio r and feeding a pair of Vandersteen's 1Ci i find that to my ears the music sounds more clear. I can hear more instruments compared to the Rega parts (glass platter, original subplatter, steel ball bearing, wool mat and original counterweight). For example, i find that cymbals sound very exquisite with a great attack, extension and decay with Groovetracer. I believe that if you get the cymbals to play right then other instruments will align themselves to sound right also. I do notice a couple of trade-off (others may have a different impression than mine and i find their observations also valid) - first I noticed that the instruments are not as solidly imaged as with the Rega parts installed. For example, with the Rega parts installed i can pinpoint the exact point were the attack on the instrument was made and say "its just right there in that point in space ". Not so with the Groovetracer parts installed. With Groovetracer you can tell for example that the trumpet is coming from an area slightly to the right of the left speaker but is not as precise as the Rega. But strangely enough the Groovetracer sounds more rich and real to me. Second, the Rega parts throws a larger soundstage were i can hear instruments pass the outer edges of the loudspeakers on many recordings. With the Groovetracer parts installed the soundstage occurs between the speakres. But something happened recently. You see I have had the Groovetracer parts on the RP6 for a little over a year and i had never heard it to project music beyond the boundaries of the speakers. I was ok with this because i find that kind of projection distracting and I rather be tapping. Until about a month ago when i played the japanese version of Tomita's Planets and i had the happy surprise to hear some of the music clearly well beyond the boundaries of the the speakers and I got convinced that Groovetracer can project beyond the boundaries when it was intentionally recorded that way by the artist to project in that manner. Many respect if others have a different experience as mine.
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