The SME IV or V provides a nice improvement in the bass performance of the light sounding Oracle.
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Dear Shade_of_pale: Yes, I agree with you and Narrod about the SME V/IV. Over the time Oracle choose to mate their TT's with SME tonearms, this means synergy that is a desirable subject on the analog system. You can contact directly to Oracle to find the SME arm board.
The Linn Ekos is a very good tonearm too and could be a good alternative to the SME.
Jacob, with all the improvements that you are doing on your ( very nice ) audio system in my humble opinion I think that you could go for the Dyna XV-1 that is a better quality performer than the very good 17D2 that you own.
Regards and enjoy the music.
What a fine collection, I'm surprised, 3 table ,more than 15 arms and 30 cartriges, it´s spectacular, you are a special listener, and I have to admire you. Congratulations for you musical interest, and yours opinions I have to considerer, so mutch equipment you are a expert in all aspects of audio concernes, thanks too to your coments aboult my system and sugestions, anything you could help I aprecciate.
Dear Raul, I contact Oracle aboult the armboard to my Oracle Paris, and since my armborad is a mdf part, en aLinn configuration, they inform me that if I pretend to install a sme arm , I need to order at Oracle a Sme armbord. I think I'm gonna order the armboard, I think is the best match to my beautiful Oracle, are agree?
Aboult my future ASR Basis Exclusive phonosatge, I hope and think this is one of the best phonos actually, so a cartrige like the top Dynavector it will be a perfect partner, but is expensive in Portugal aboult 4600€, so I have to wait, I need the Sme V arm and a SME armboard, and a good phono cable, I think in the Townshend Audio Isolda cable the Isolda DCT Tonearm cable, did you new this cable?
Thanks again, and regards