Brinkmann Audio Bardo turntable Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: Continuum Audio Labs Caliburn, Cobra, and Castellon turntable, tonearm, and stand; Graham Phantom II, Kuzma 4Point tonearms; Ortofon A90 cartridge.
Digital Sources: Playback Designs MPS-5 SACD/CD player–DAC, BPT-modified Alesis Masterlink hard-disk recorder, Sooloos music server, Pure Music software.
Preamplification: Ypsilon VPS-100, Einstein Turntable's Choice phono preamplifiers; darTZeel NHB-18NS preamplifier.
Power Amplifier: Musical Fidelity Titan.
Loudspeakers: Wilson Audio Specialties MAXX 3.
Cables: Phono: Hovland/Graham MG2 Music Groove. Interconnect: TARA Labs Zero, Stealth Sakra, ZenSati, Fono-Acustica Armonico. Speaker: TARA Labs Omega Gold, ZenSati, Fono-Acustica. AC: TARA Labs The One Cobalt, Shunyata Research King Cobra Helix CX, Isoclean 1000.
Accessories: Feickert alignment gauge, Musical Surroundings, Fozgometer, Wally Tools Wallyskater; Shunyata Research V-Ray II Reference, Silver Circle Audio Pure Power One 5.0, TARA Labs Power Screen power conditioners; Oyaide AC wall box & receptacles; ASC Tube Traps, RPG BAD & Abffusor panels; Finite Elemente Pagode, HRS SXR stands; Symposium Rollerblocks; Audiodharma Cable Cooker; Furutech DeMag & deStat LP treatments; VPI HW-17F, Loricraft PRC4 Deluxe, Nitty Gritty 2.5Fi-XP record-cleaning machines.—Michael Fremer

Brinkmann Audio GmbH
US distributor: On a Higher Note LLC
PO Box 698
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693
(949) 488-3004

bwright's picture

Great review - did you also try it with the Graham Phantom 2? I am preparing to buy the Bardo, and it would be interesting to know how they performed together, and what cartridge you would recommend. 

mlampton's picture

How does this Bardo TT compare with other direct drives?  Has anyone done a comparison against (for example) the reasonably priced Technics SL1200 that has spectacular specs on wow flutter and rumble?  (Alas I cannot afford both!)

-Mike Lampton

-Berkeley CA