I wasn’t really happy with the bass subwoofer staying in front of a sensitive turntable with all its parts, tonearms, carts etc. Nevertheless we have it here with an air based system, thus the platter is nearly rolling completely encoupled from everything I started to bring in a protection shield, also fully disconnected from the turntable.
For testing I used the records of the Emil Brandquist Trio, the “New Swedish E.S.T.”, and Brian Blade and The Fellowship’s latest LP – all records coming in finest recording and pressing quality!
The result is stunning. Sound and instruments are a little more quiet and engaging. You may say that you can’t do a lot about Bass reflexions but this experiment shows it is just the opposite.
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