Brinkman Spyder review- anyone hear it?


I put an ear to this table briefly last week. I was impressed to say the least. Slightly on the warm side, and a very analog sound. I would have liked to hear a little more openness, but again, just heard it briefly. I plan on spending more time with the table in early May. I prefer this table over the Bardo, though I'm sure opinions may differ. It is $5000 more, but to my ears, quite different than it's DD sibling.
fjn04
I failed to mention there is a Spyder review in this months Stereophile. Sorry, that's what I was referring to when I mentioned review in my post.
We have yet to see a Brinkmann belt drive table that was perfectly speed correct based on the Timeline. The Bardo proved otherwise. How would that affect the sound? Depends on how sensitive your pitch is.
Fjn, What don't you like about the Bardo? That might be a place to start.
The Bardo is a nice table, just not my cup o' tea.

"Slightly on the warm side, and a very analog sound."

"but to my ears, quite different than it's DD sibling."

"The Bardo is a nice table, just not my cup o' tea."



Does that mean the Bardo is not as analog sounding? By the way, the Spyder uses a motor (Sinus) that's developed from the design of the Bardo. Maybe the belt's compliance adds a touch of "warmth" to the sound. Maybe.

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I heard subtle spatial cues with the Spyder, that I did not with the Bardo.
Hiho- that's fair to say, yes. That' how I heard it anyway.
Fjn, Same tonearm and cartridge on both the Bardo and Spyder? Same downstream components?
Lewm- Yes, nothing changed except the Spyder inserted in place of the Bardo.