Oracle Delphi Mk.VI Second Generation turntable Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: Garrard 301, Thorens TD 124 turntables; Abis SA-1.2, EMT 997 tonearms; EMT OFD 25 & OFD 15 & TSD 15 pickup heads; Denon DL-103, Miyajima Premium BE Mono II cartridges.
Digital Sources: Halide Designs DAC HD USB D/A converter; Apple iMac G5 computer running Audirvana Plus 1.5.12; Sony SCD-777ES SACD/CD player.
Preamplification: Hommage T2 step-up transformer, Shindo Laboratory Aurieges Equalizer Amplifier phono preamplifier & Masseto preamplifier.
Power Amplifiers: Shindo Laboratory Corton-Charlemagne (monoblocks) & Haut-Brion (stereo).
Loudspeakers: Altec Valencia, DeVore Fidelity Orangutan O/96.
Cables: USB: Wireworld Revelation 2.0. Interconnect: Audio Note AN-Vx, Nordost Blue Heaven, Shindo Laboratory Silver. Speaker: Auditorium 23. AC: manufacturers' stock cords.
Accessories: Box Furniture Company D3S rack (source & amplification components), Audiodesksysteme Gläss Vinyl Cleaner.—Art Dudley

Oracle Audio Technologies
6136 Boulevard Bertrand Fabi, Suite 101
Sherbrooke, Quebec J1N 2P3
(819) 864-0480

spacehound's picture

Sometimes I wish CDs and computer audio had never been invented.

Only then could I justify such a beautiful thing to myself.

Osgood Crinkly III's picture

O, how lovely! Acrylic and stainless steel, flashy & pretty, but the least absorbent material. Is that an SME II or III? Why not a V?

BogdanR's picture

... not stainless steel.

BogdanR's picture

I own an upgraded Mk3 Delphi with a Turbo power supply and an old Alphason HR 100. Nothing creepy or Christmasy about it. There are people out there with unipivot arms on suspended decks. Much scarier, especially in use.
There are many "unfortunate" combinations possible on a Delphi, linear tracking arms leaning (all puns intended) perhaps toward the end of the scale. Why the Alphason or Infinity reference then? Perhaps they cannot protest, that's why...
As a Stereophile reviewer, especially one into vintage stuff, you might find one of those ridiculously old arms holding their weight (all puns intended again) rather well even compared to the exotic stuff on the market today. Try one of those old Alphasons, who knows, it might turn to be just like Christmas...