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Old 05-15-2018, 11:06 PM
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:17 PM
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Excellent description of the sonic attributes as well as a very cogent explanation of how the various parts of the cable work on an electrical level.

Comparing the Sigma phono to my previous Shunyata Anaconda rather than Crystal Cable, I’d say the differences and improvements were most striking in what I hear as both a increase in tonal saturation or weight, and a decrease in between-note noise, letting the notes' attack and decay strike and then float in a three dimensional space, defined by the boundaries of the recording venue. It’s subtle but apparent, and very seductive.

And yes, even the separate Sigma phono ground lead has the TAP device, which requires some planning if you are used to routing a thin phono ground lead.

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Old 05-17-2018, 02:00 AM
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Thanks for your comments Steve, they're spot-on.

Which model Teres do you have?
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Thanks for your comments Steve, they're spot-on.

Which model Teres do you have?
Hi Tima,

You're very welcome.

My Teres doesn't have a model designation; I was one of the original seven guys who brainstormed and "designed" the first Teres with Thom Mackris and Chris Brady. The Teres currently in my system is actually my second -- the first one I sold to a friend in Sweden, sadly now deceased. But his daughter is putting his stereo system back in operation and I've been helping her with some of the details by e-mail.

This Teres is really a hybrid -- I've replaced the Teres motor with a VPI two-motor/flywheel/rim drive and use a VPI SDS for speed selection and speed control. Likewise, it's sporting a VPI center weight and periphery weight.

I've attached an older photo of my Teres, pre-Stillpoints ESS rack. . .

Thanks for asking!

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Wow - how cool is that! I've owned two, a 225 and then a 320, which I still have with both tape and Verus rim drive. Kudos to you and the start-up founders of the Teres Project.
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Wow - how cool is that! I've owned two, a 225 and then a 320, which I still have with both tape and Verus rim drive. Kudos to you and the start-up founders of the Teres Project.
Thanks Tima. I appreciate your kind words.

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