Shy Cello + Cantus + MC S in the Test

Tasty, easy, quipped: looks easy, but requires very complex fine adjustment. The arm of cantus is a work of art with one-point bearing. A magnificent contrast: Most technology meets a surprisingly stable sound picture.

Manuals make rare joy, and they are useful only to the part. You should definitely read this. First of all, to motivate themselves, because a set at the beginning of calmed down immensely: “Because this drive in pre-assembled condition is supplied, only a few handles are needed to play an LP.”

The same says the Berlin publisher timidity also u? ber its tonearm of cantus. In the double drive and arm but, the challenges multiply.

Long story short: you should walk around an hour? r the initial reserve. The best is a sunny morning, where it is highly concentrated and can go with quiet hands to work.

A fine adjustment “at its finest”

First, to install the drive on tours. Unpack, set up, adjust level. The ceramic ball is on the axis shoehorned and the whole thing with some oil wetted – enclosed it in a syringe with dangerous pointed needle. Another unexpected element in the scope of delivery: a role with nylon thread, slightly thicker than a women’s hair, transparent and fu? r man hands, perhaps the biggest challenge. From a little over one meter long Stu? ck the belt must be knotted. About permanent Verku? rzen one approaching the ideal dimension, finally on producing enough tension between the plexiglass plate and the motor – integrated into the left front leg pulley. Rotates the plate, you have put even the also supplied stroboscope disk and adjust the RPM – u? ber screw knob in the left leg.

With this detailed fine adjustment up here shy can his promise, there were “only a few handles necessary” does not hold. In particular, since the actual Ku? r only now begins: the tonearm must be prepared in the Armboard game. Fisheries? eat, then easily attach with lock nut and best with a caliper (not enclosed, a ruler must help) find the exact distance of the tonearm axis to the turntable axis – 212 mm it should be. Then install the cartridge and determines the tonearm height.

Then it gets really tricky: because the Cantus is only on one point, the tip of a PIN. The counterweight can be not only in the pre-/ ru? ck-, but at the same time moving in the page axis. To abzuku? rzen: If you have two left hands, should prefer the dealer for the initial establishment u? berreden. He has the experience and also some more adjustment tools.

Should the impression been created be, that much – invited off the/cello / cantus combined us this impression is true. But far less to the extent that like us then the combination of cello/cantus all Mu? hen twice, yes triple back? ckgezahlt has.

Hearing test

As himself in our test then indeed the needle in the Groove cut, we were amazed u? ber a fascinating contradiction: we experienced a lightweight, highly elegant-looking drive, whose arm rests, whose Plattenteller by a hauchdu on only a tiny bit expresses? can thread is – powered completely contrary to an edgy, huge, bass-solid sound like from a vault came on the speaker. The unique outer appearance is no design gimmick, but comes from ehrlichster developers work.

Had we doubt that? Not really: Because with each step so complex to approach even the basic principles of design . Maybe it’s just the catharsis in the construction, which knits together: the owner is to the subsequent manufacturer.

What fascinated us most? Netu? course this idiosyncratic tone arm, which redefined the design. Light and tone should be still stable – shy attack that? back on the knowledge of historical architects? ck and reinterprets the timber-frame construction. The signal cable are in a tiny Hu? lse detected? hrt. As the first Association of Tragflu falls one? gel of a fru? a hen aircraft design.

However, not all systems are in harmony with this artwork. Our reference system, the Delos by Lyra (“absolute top” loud stereoplay 08/10 price: 1,100 euros) loves the bright, open, gripping tone – not a sycophant, but also no excess analyst. On the combination of shy, it was a few degrees to fresh, verschlankt in the midrange.

Although it roughly one-third gu? effectively (to 600 euro) is the Benz ACE L as the better choice is evident. Shy sets the identical model with on-site branding – and knows why: outside the Plexiglas architecture of arm suits and perfectly to the Red Coat of the Benz, sound like the powerful thrust drive. It will be also because that the Benz system is quite robust in adjustment and generous in dealing with the subtleties of the azimuth. In our test was the one very physical total combination: tight and punch in the solar plexus. On the same wavelength with the fru? hen sound aesthetics of the Decca sound engineer: close to the instruments, body stressed on British way and very defined in the finish.

There is no better experience of Schubert’s Trout quintet than just in the Decca recording of Clifford Curzon and the members of the Vienna octet (reissue u? ber speakers corner). This weightiness in the piano and yet the ease, yes the pure joy of Chamber music-like Dynamics – more can not fascinated by vinyl. One is amazed that this sound was captured in 1957 and that this sound is set by a so delicate drive / tonearm combination tangible before the pit shaft 56 years later.