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Old 12-23-2019, 08:42 PM
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Steve - Congrats on your new Grado Aeon purchase, I'm sure Ivan took great care of you and it will be quite interesting to hear how you find it compares to the DV XV-1S! I haven't heard the new generation Grados myself but have only read rave reviews about them and know that Ivan thinks very highly of them. Seems like the devil got your ear after all, and you should have a very enjoyable holiday season ahead... All the best to you and good listening!
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Old 12-23-2019, 09:44 PM
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Steve - Congrats on your new Grado Aeon purchase, I'm sure Ivan took great care of you and it will be quite interesting to hear how you find it compares to the DV XV-1S! I haven't heard the new generation Grados myself but have only read rave reviews about them and know that Ivan thinks very highly of them. Seems like the devil got your ear after all, and you should have a very enjoyable holiday season ahead... All the best to you and good listening!
Thanks, Bill. I appreciate the kind words. Iím definitely looking forward to it.

Best wishes for a great holiday season to you and yours, too.

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Old 12-24-2019, 12:44 AM
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Already on itís way to me...



Then straight to you!

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Old 12-24-2019, 01:48 AM
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Then straight to you!

Coolness!

Thanks so much Ivan!

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Wow, looks great - will be interested to hear how it sounds.
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Old 01-06-2020, 09:17 PM
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Thanks, Tony.

First thing after breakfast in the morning I'm going to put it on the Fatboy and get it aligned. Then I can start getting some hours on it.

I'll report back soon!

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DíAgostino Momentum S250 amp, Momentum HD preamp, Momentum phono, Sonus Faber Aidas in gorgeous graphite, quad SVS SB16 Ultra subwoofers.

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Thanks, Tony.

First thing after breakfast in the morning I'm going to put it on the Fatboy and get it aligned. Then I can start getting some hours on it.

I'll report back soon!

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Bryston Active System: BP26 PRE-AMP, MPS2 POWER SUPPLY, BAX-1 CROSSOVER, BDA-3 DAC, BDP-3 PLAYER, BCD-3 CD PLAYER, BIT15(2), MODEL T ACTIVE SPEAKERS, 21B3 CUBED AMPS, SILENZIO MUSIC SERVER, TARGET RACK, WW SILVER CABLES

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As much as I enjoy my 'Japan only' AT33R, I might lean towards the ART1000. But, I could say the same thing about the Kleos and Etna or Cadenza Black and an A-95. Listened to a Kiseki Purple Heart a couple of weeks ago and it was very nice. Good luck with your 'hunt' and keep us posted.
+1, I have the ART9- it's a giant killer- would love an ART1000!
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Old 01-22-2020, 01:35 AM
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Some wise man said, ďLife is what happens while you are making plansĒ. Too true.

But finally, Iíve had some time to mount and align my brand new Grado Aeon cartridge. Itís a little more challenging than the Dynavector XV1-S because the Aeonís cantilever and stylus is tucked completely underneath the cartridge body, rather than having a long cantilever sticking way out in front in the open, like the Dyna.

However, the cartridge is deliberately constructed with square sides and front edge specifically to aid alignment. Setting up the cart with the VPI alignment protractor was pretty easy. Some backlighting behind the cartridge helps to see the stylus. I set VTF at 1.8 grams (1.5-1.9 grams recommended).

How does it sound?

With not even 3 hours on the new cartridge, it sounds truly special. Voices are already more lifelike and natural with the Aeon compared to the XV1-S. In fact, Iíd say the Aeon makes the Dyna sound kind of ďhifiĒ, while the Grado sounds more like real music. Iím already hearing nuances and low-level information that I didnít know existed on familiar records. And this thing is dynamic as all get out ó snare drum rim shots and cymbal crashes are whiplash quick and capture all metallic snap and brassy ring of the real thing.

I am already smiling as I listen to favorite LPs with the Aeon. If it continues to improve as it breaks in, and Iím sure it will, I am going to be absolutely delirious with joy.

Thanks very much Ivan!

More to come,

Steve
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DíAgostino Momentum S250 amp, Momentum HD preamp, Momentum phono, Sonus Faber Aidas in gorgeous graphite, quad SVS SB16 Ultra subwoofers.

Shunyata Triton v3 & Typhon QR, Typhon. Shunyata Sigma NR cords and cables, Stillpoints ESS grid system rack, Stillpoint Ultras, ASC Tube Traps . . . and lots of music!
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