Dear @mikelavigne : " i used the word silly to express..."
If it's silly then who cares to follows posting? obviously you cared.
" about the original question. "
Well, in my first post I posted my opini'on and here pasted:
""" Congratulations for those both new cartridges you own.
Your question could be controversial because any cartridge quality performance levels depends on with what kind of quality analog rig ( inlcuding phono stage. ) is surrounded and depends too of each cartridge owner skills for its accurated overall set up.
Cartridges as yours or coming from VDH or Ortofon or Koetsu or the Etsuro or, or, or,... are the best for its owners but at the top cartridge models in reality I agree with @mattmiller : no best but a little different. Every one of us have our own and very specifics targets and priorities with MUSIC/sound reproduction.
Btw, maybe both of your cartridge could be best " serv " by a different tonearm and obviously a different better phonolinepreamp. At both sides you will experience better SQ with both cartridges that the one you are experienced rigth now. ""
Contrary to you and even that through your posts exist contradictions I never posted that's that contradiction is " silly " or any other agressive adjective but the other way around because I care of what you say and asked you 3 times to explain your words used for analog/LP and digital: complete and incomplete respectively.
Now and for the four time you are refusing to give us your answer to us. You are still refusing about even that even the gentlemans that like to " applaud " want to know.
I really hope and wait for your explanation of those words used as characteristic by analog/LP and digital MUSIC reproduction alternatives in a home audio system.
Mike, that is the real issue not any more the thread question.
Now, I appreciated that instead to stay in " dead silent " status quo at least tell us that you don't want to explain about . That's it. Remember that Those were your " words " not mines and from there came almost the next thread posts till now.
You posted something contrary of what you are asking me:
" fair enough, my source is second hand feedback from other users. "
Another second hand comment:
" he says the DaVa Reference is looking those level in the eye (at 1/3rd to 1/6th the price) and he is very impressed...."
analog is complete. complete wins hands down. every time.
i listen to digital for access to new music and for ease of use. listen to digital 60-70% of the time. but ultimate performance does not involve digital.....in any step "
but before that you posted that streaming " digital completeness ". How could that happened to you?
and I'm not telling that that is " silly ". Why should I?