Lyra Kleos, Delos? @tomic601
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I have a Bardo / Triplaner / Delos and quite enjoy it. Images like crazy, good tracker, very neutral - not colored...I have heard this same TT / Arm with Lyra Atlas and have also heard at dealer a Bardo w Brinkmann arm, RonT power supply and Lyra Atlas. I think a stone body Koetsu would be similar. My listening experience w wood body Koetsu says warmer and a bit of added color but not a mistake, just preference...
Thanks very much for all your responses..... In the past I have been using the Delos to very good effect. I have downsized my system to fit my downsized room/house to a Nagra Classic INT, Roon/Carry DMS 600 streamer, Dynaudio C1 Platinum speakers on their stands, Brinkman table and arm on HRS stand, and a Musical Surroundings Nova II phono preamp. My nephew managed to break the stylus off the Delos, hence my new search. I have also been looking to upgrade the Nova II but have had no luck coming up with something better so far. Thinking of trying the Zesto Andros? Don't know if I can take the big dive for a Lyra Atlas, but my local stereo guy swears by them and used it in a Brinkman system for his reference.... Maybe a wood bodied Koetsu along with the Zesto might be too much of a good think?
I would think that the Brinkmann SL tonearm would have too low vertical effective mass for Koetsu but inertia in the horizontal plane is high with SL tonearms, so perhaps you'd be ok. I love my Triplanar but it was not a good match with Koetsu Urushi which sounds much better in a higher mass (pivoted) tonearm.