One Audiogon member has. I don't remember where his post was. He compared the Yorke S7, Brinkman & SME?#. His assesment, from what I remember, was the Brinkman was most neutral w. the Yorke just behind. Brizonbiovizier, if you care to chime in? It all left me needing more money. I was about to get an SME 20 & then held off. From what people have said the 20 is great for classical, but I need something well rounded. I would add the Yorke S7, Acoustic Solid or Acoustic Signature maybe to this group, along w. the Kuzma w. tonearm. I have heard the Yorke S7 several times & feel it is exceptional but needs the Vibraplane to be considered as such. I would say the SME & HR-X can be compared as they have a suspension. The Brinkman must be compared w. suspension to be relevant. Each with their respective tonearms & I would guess suitable cartridge. that would be the EMT for the Brinkman, & maybe a Dynavector for the SME if you are using the SME V tonearm. For the VPI your call. I love the design of the Brinkman and the tonearm, but you can't mount a VDH cartridge on the tonearm. The Brinkman can accomodate 2 tonearms, which for me at this level of the game is a big plus.
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