Bah-Nah-Nah

I was rocking out in the DeVore Fidelity/Tone Imports room, listening to Polly Jean Harvey. In the midst of the hurly-burly of CES, I was feeling no pain. "I love the way you guys decided to set your Silver Diamondback References up assymetrically," I told JDV.

"It's the only way we could get the separation we needed," said John DeVore. "Those things," he pointed at Tone Imports' EMT TSD cartridge ($2200), the Tone EMT 997 "Banana" tonearm ($4495) and the monophonic Sentech EQ10 phono curve equalizers ($3000/each), "throw such a huge soundstage, we just couldn't do it with the Silverbacks closer together.

The EMT 997 now comes with SME or Ortofon A mounts.

Old-school analog lovers have long been hipped to the pleasures of "long-throw" tonearms—the EMT 997 made a believer out of me.

COMMENTS
Your time blog's picture

As an owner of the EMT 997 and EMT mono and stereo cartridges, as well as the Sentec mono phonostage.

Patrick Amory's picture

As an owner of the EMT 997 and EMT mono and stereo cartridges, as well as the Sentec mono phonostage, I have to concur - these things sound HUGE. Big, fat sound - none of that audiophile sensation of squeezing music through narrow channels that you get from inefficient speakers with massive amps and digital sources.

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