"Just look at it! Carbon fiber shell! Designed by Mr. Takeda of Miyabi Standard! Avid Reference table! Dynavector arm! Mother-have-mercy, aaaaahhhh!" And then the crazy vinyl-head runs out of the room only to return 30 minutes later wearing different pants. Yeah, gross.
I'm not a total viinyl-maniac (yet), thank god, but the wax fans were getting all hot and bothered by the new carbon fiber MC cartridge from Mobile Fidelity. Luscious sound, this was some good stuff. The table was hooked up to an E.A.R. phonostage, Valve components and Focus 20/20 speakers, all covered in our earlier post.
The world's only carbon fiber cartridge has no price yet, but you can pick one up at Music Direct when they go on sale. Below, the $18,000 Avid Reference table with the $4250 Dynavector DV-707 tonearm. This pic was before the carbon fiber cartridge was subbed in.