Gyrodec sound problem

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  1. gazza73

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    At the moment my system via CD sounds fantastic but the vinyl end sounds a little bass light, lacking definition while the treble has gone beyond detailed and is sounding very bright. I have tweaked the TT's tracking force and VTA etc and feel I've gone as far as I can go. I am not a big believer in cables making massive changes to the sound so I can only think either the cartridge is a little worn or just not the right one for my system.

    My system is as follows:

    Gyrodec SE
    Tecnoarm
    Ortofon 540 mkII MM cartridge
    HR Power Supply
    Trichord Dino/Dino +
    Exposure 23 pre/28 power
    Linn Karik II
    PMC OB1
    Black Rohidium Symphony interconnects
    QED XT-400 speaker cable

    Do you guys have any reccommendations for the above problems.
     
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    The TecnoArm tends to have a bright sound as a result of its silver wiring, and the 540 is a bit of a dog-eared thing, so this could well be giving your problem.

    Personally I'd change the cartridge for an MC - Don't know how rich you are ;) , but £300 or so on something like an Audio Technica AT-OC9II or Ortofon Rondo Red should help.
     
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    Hi,

    I have had great results from a Sumiko Blue Point Special - although I do not have the Technoarm for my Gyro SE, and have very different amplification, cabling and speakers to you. I am thinking of upgrading to the Sumiko Blackbird, which is quite a bit more money, but promises an even better soundstage.

    Hope this is of some help to you.

    Cheers,

    Dobly
     

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