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Old 12-21-2018, 02:37 PM
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Quick update:

I installed the Koetsu Rosewood Standard, and it seems a really good mate for my tonearm. I've got quite a way to go on break-in, but I like the direction the cart is taking so far. The soundstage is quite striking in comparison to my prior Black Bird HO cart.

More to come.
Sorry to revive an older thread. I wanted to check in and see if you were still happy with the new Koetsu cartridge. I also have a Xtension 10 TT with a blackbird low output cartridge that I’m thinking about upgrading.
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I'm still really happy with it. The sound stage and mid range is gorgeous and it works well in my system. It might not be the last word in ultra high frequency detail, but it is far more detailed and involving than my Blackbird was. When this one is wore out, I'll be upgrading in the Koetsu line for sure.
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When this one is worn out, I'll be upgrading in the Koetsu line for sure.
I'll take it when its worn out. Seriously. My LPs are used to over-used styli.
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I'll take it when its worn out. Seriously. My LPs are used to over-used styli.
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I'll take it when its worn out. Seriously. My LPs are used to over-used styli.


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