Boggling Basis Mingles with Lyra, Vandersteen, ARC, AQ

It’s not just a sign that proclaims this turntable a work of art; to those heavy into industrial design, the Basis Work of Art with Super 9 tonearm ($179,000) is what it proclaims. I will leave a detailed assessment to Michael Fremer, but on preliminary listen, in a major industrial-strength system that included the Lyra Atlas phono cartridge ($9500); four Audio Research components, including the Ref 250 monoblock amplifiers ($26,000/pair) and Ref 10 phono preamp ($30,000); Vandersteen 7 loudspeakers ($48,000/pair); and AudioQuest WEL Signature interconnects and speaker cable ($124,000 total), the system’s extremely warm and mellow sound shone through a bit of shoutiness and boominess.

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MVBC's picture

the system’s extremely warm and mellow sound shone through a bit of shoutiness and boominess

$400k later, you've got a lemon in your ears. If only they had spent more on cables... devil

Pro-Audio-Tech's picture

The turntable looked awesome and had a good overall sound I thought.

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