Soundcare Superspikes (thread size M8) to protect floor from sharp spikes.
Zu Wax speaker cables and jumpers
Jazz, pop, rock
Replacing monitor speakers, the introduction of the
Living Voice speakers resulted in a more transparent and illuminative sound,
with obviously more scale, body, and speed, with soundstage likewise broadening
further. Bass is very slightly rounded due to the tubes, but is also the
most telling improvement, IMHO - high definition bass quality is now on offer,
compared to the lesser defined bass quality earlier. Another testimony for
good floorstanders over smaller speakers.
Despite the room's aesthetic bare design which
does not permit any room treatment, no significant room-related issues.
Musical is the impression that comes to mind. The Denon 103-R MC cartridge
proves to be a good match with the tonearm/turntable and listening environment,
reminiscent of good MM qualities and without the high frequency anomalies of
some poor MC cartridges, good cartridge at its price range.
LPs spun tonight were Leonard Cohen's
excellent album "Ten New Songs", LA 4's "Going Home", Diana Krall's "Girl In The
Other Room", Eric Clapton's "Unplugged", etc. ... and a fun but great
track, "Hawaii Five-O" from the album "Kojak and Beretta". Anyone with a
US/UK/German/Holland pressing for sale, please contact us, we are now looking
for it :)
View from the right side
The speakers. All Living Voice wood
finishes are light when brand-new.
These darken over time, with the wood patterns
emerging into a rich finish.
Notice the Soundcare Superspikes, perfect for
protecting floors and for
easily moving the speakers around for
Highly recommended over coins or cups for Living
but ONLY when the floor has to be
protected from sharp spikes;
otherwise, use the original spikes.
Top view of the Scheu Cello turntable with Scheu
Notice the isolation employed, two pieces of
each supported by Vibrapods
A view from the right side
A closer view of the Scheu Cantus tonearm
The cartridge. The photo makes it appear like VTF setting
is very low at the tail, but is only slight in