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Old 03-28-2019, 10:15 PM
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While not a direct comparison, I'm using my A95 on a 12" Fatboy on a new Classic Direct. It is amazingly detailed and it tracks like a champ. My installer played an album by Charlie Byrd with a drum solo that was not only incredibly dynamic, but on other tables created feedback and in some wouldn't even track at volume. I went ahead and found a copy of the album so it can be one of my demo discs.

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It's the best I've heard my Lyra Atlas sound, which is saying something. :-)
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:26 AM
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Bill - have you posted a pic or three of your new rig? Be great to see for those of us who live vicariously.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:45 AM
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I would, but I don't have a photo hosting service and you can't directly attach photos here.
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:18 AM
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So, I have a bit of time till my HW-40 turntable ships. I will probably be using this with my Accuphase system in the Cape w/ a C-37 phono pre.

What cartridge would you mate with it?
Ivan - Did your HW-40 arrive? Which cartridge did you go with?
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:03 AM
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Ivan - Did your HW-40 arrive? Which cartridge did you go with?
I have it, but not set it up yet. I have a few cartridges, but haven’t decided which one to mount.
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Koetsu cartridge the Urushi Vermillion makes me weak at the knees!

https://www.dagogo.com/koetsu-cartri...atinum-review/
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:47 PM
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Ivan,
Looking fwd to pics and review of this highly anticipated table.
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Old 06-16-2019, 02:33 PM
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An owner has been posting these:

The Look of Love - ABC • 45rpm/12" Single [VPI HW-40 Anniversary Direct Drive]
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