I would like to hear from real owners how it works first.
Maybe read a review in the audio press once they start coming out...
It is addition of another platter ( if you disregard 2 arm option ) . Driven by the custom built transformer, after it proved to sound better than official power suplly.
Thanks for the update. Must sound amazing. So, the Clearaudio Maestro Wood is an MM? Wow! (and I don't mean that technically)
I was sorta kidding about the Oracle which is kind of a beast to get right no matter what arm is attached.
What kind of money are we talking here and, what does the total system consist of? Inquiring minds?
I would love to see the finished product in sitsu.
It must be very gratifying to work at this level and then get the really excellent results.
No problem. It does. it is a DAMN GOOD MM.
I agree on comment about Oracle. Stabi S is perhaps the ultimate in the opposite direction.
I will limit myself here on the pricing of Cantus. At the moment, it is vague - kindly put. Why? After Mr. Bo Hansson passed away in 2011, production of its original manufacturer, Rauna of Sweden, ceased and remaining stocks were/are being sold (out?). Roughly speaking about thousand dollars. Back in the "current" days, it was less expensive still. The supply of Rauna made arms is dwindling fast and it is who gets there first, to whom the girl. Most likely still available from distributors around the globe, like Australia and US. Laws of supply and demand... Current production arm is slightly improved - but the pricing "improved" considerably indeed. Considering the performance ultimately achievable, I do not find it out of the line - but it IS steep. In this case, Google is your (not so good) friend - if you happen to know somebody who knows somebody capable of speaking Swedish who is also at least aware what turntable is will produce much better results. Time to perhaps dust off some ties from "your former life" with some flicka ?
Cantus is not a "finished product" - it is a kit. In the most positive meaning of the word imaginable. You have to glue its glass tube into the arm base - something my friend took care of prior me ever getting close to it. Originally intended/instructed for its base to be GLUED to the turntable. For Stabi S, a custom "interface part" was machined and anodized to match with the overall design - no glueing required.
I will take/post the pics of the entire system - if the owner agrees to that, next time I visit him and finally get to audition the thing properly after burn in.
Yes, it was really gratiffying to get such excellent results - specially considering the relatively modest cost of this TT ( if you disregard Kuzma arm/Benz cart). There are tons of other equipment at MUCH higher prices that are not even in theory capable of this performance, let alone in practice.
+1. Every now and then I check up the progress on their page - first deliveries are so to speak around the corner. I REALLY wish those guys to survive in the market; although I prefer going vintage at this price point, it is only an option if you do not mind doing some TLC - which might turn out into much more in the end. Plug and play TT for anything like this kind of money - curently the only game in town. If it lives up to the expectations AND it remains competitive once at regular price when pitted against Regas and Projects. AND if it can repeat pulling this feat - across the Pond. Regas and Projects have to swim and meet customs prior you can see them in the US - which all costs a great percentage of total at this price level. Regas and Projects have distributors and so shipping can be much less expensive per single TT. Orbit will, if they decide to go globaly by adding 230 V 50 Hz option, most likely deal with the end user directly - go to the USPS and see how much does it cost to ship to Europe say 6 kg package of the appropriate size when packed. Still, I wish them all the best.