Kronos vs TW Acoustic

Which do you like best, the TW Acustic Raven AC-1 or the Kronos Limited?
Wave Kinetics NVS :)
Will be jumping on Wave Kinetics NVS soon!!!
Hanss T-60. Many benefits like multiple motors and can support multiple tonearms to name a couple. If you read 3 of the  absolute sound reviews of the 'cost no object' best sounding rooms at the 2016 Newport Audio show, they picked the Lotus Group room that was sourced with the Hanss T-60SE turntable. Kronos was there but didn't make the top sounding room list. I have had my Hanns T-60 for 6 years and love it.

TW Acustic turntables are featured in High Water Sounds rooms and always makes best sound list.
Go for Kronos Pro with PSU if possible . Raven is no where near . Have both & AFO in my room 
Of course Raven is much cheaper & a trouble free TT. I have it for many years with 3 motors 
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Im using TW Acustic AC3 with Black Night 3 motor unit,feet,battery power supply,arm board and copper motor cover as well as TW Acustic tonearm sounds great to me.Im not worried about any Kronos turntable they are very good as well.
I agree, both are fantastic TT's; just different. 

My goal is to own both some day soon.

What cartridges have you tried on the AC and/or Kronos?  What do you like?
My favorite cartridge is the Transfiguration Proteus which i am now using wonderful detailed with great bass detail as well.Good luck.
Ebm, which phono are you using?  The Proteus is LOW output for sure!
@ebm typed almost 2 full lines of text. That means you know its really good stuff! ;-) Cheers,
Thoress preamp with 3 phonos but I'm upgrading to TW Acustic RPS100 phono in the next month which will be much better.

The Thales Simplicity II tonearm has elevated my TW AC-3 to a new level.
  the TW with its very flexible tonearm mounting system is a definate plus point.

 I would like to hear the Kronus, however the Wave Kinetics NVS table is of more interest and it can take multiple arms as well.

What arm did the Thales repalce?

I have had a Graham Phantom for a few years.  I still own as I put the Thales on the 2nd armboard.

  The Thales is better in every respect I am afraid.

I have had a Graham Phantom for a few years.  I still own as I put the Thales on the 2nd armboard.

  The Thales is better in every respect I am afraid.   Not that there is anything wrong with the Phantom by itself.

Were I to be at all interested in any belt-drive turntable, the Kronos would be my choice.  This is in no way meant to denigrate the TW Acoustics product.

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I see the Kronos as EXTREMELY precise, absolute perfect speed, a low low low self-noise piece of fine engineering; really the quietest table I've ever seen.  

I also think it leans a bit to the detailed, analytical side (nothing wrong with that) but I want to balance all of the above good traits with a cartridge that will add 'beauty,' rich tone/harmonics, and that inner life similar to what a really good tube pre can do.

What are some really good cartridge candidates in the $3,000 - $5,000 range?  Any recommendations?


Can I crash this party, and see what thoughts are on Kuzma tables. MF just reviewed the Stabi M with 14" arm in the new Stereophile. It was a good review, but he mentioned it was a bit on the dry side with his Lyra cartridge.
I've only heard a Feickert with Kuzma 12" VTA arm. I didn't find it dry at all.
In fact, it was too warm for me. Didn't have a good PRAT. I'm interested in the Kuzma tables, and will have my ears on one early next month. Not an easy task, as they don't have a strong presence in the US.
No you can not crash DUDE!!!!!