Dynavector DV-507 MKII Tonearm
In part that is probably down to the excellent geometric accuracy of the 507 (you'd expect nothing else from such an obviously engineered product), but it also suggests a deep and abiding understanding of the flaws in so much reproduced music. Listening with the Dynavectors went a long way to removing the system from the equation. It wasn't that they were invisible, more that they didn't intrude. It's a trick that the current products haven't forgotten. Twenty years ago, when the accepted benchmark was an SME 1 11 with a V15-IV, the combination of the 505 and the 13D must have been either a culture shock or something of a revelation, depending on your point of view. The fact that it still makes a valid musical statement today suggests which it should have been. I for one have thoroughly enjoyed our long awaited introduction.