C2H3Cln2 wrote: ↑
05 Jun 2019 04:36
"whale's tooth"? :-k What in the world?
It's light, well damped and looks nice.
Seems to me that the more the extravagant the materials, the more people seem to read into their quality.... Is that just banal exuberance?... or just baloney? Just wandering. :-k
A hublot watch with moon dust in it is baloney. At what point a cartridge becomes a luxury item and engineering takes second place to bling is tricky. Ortofon were casting sapphire bodies for their cartridges in the 80s so its not new. Lyra use ceramics in their models.
But for a bespoke cartridge, one of a kind, no reason not to treat oneself :)
FWIW I have some cartridges that are great and purely functional (Denon DL-109, Panasonic EPC-205CII) and some that are pure theatre (Ortofon Rohmann-machined from solid, Ortofon Rondo- Compressed wood fibre and urushi laquer). I appreciate them all but do have a soft spot for the Ortofons.