London Decca Super Gold Phono Cartridge
Ratings & Reviews
Chris A Kemp
by Chris A Kemp
The most dynamic and realistic cartridge I have ever heard. No more MCs for me. I have just been Deccafied! You need a good Riaa and a good tonearm. With my fully modified Technics SL-1210M5G with the Isokinetik Silver Melody SM750 tonearm, the Super Gold with Decca Pod is my new reference. My ProAc Response D25 are alive.
Had my Decca Super Gold with DeccaPod for two days now. Wow, what a sound. I can compare to Ortofon Rondo Red, Denon DL-103, Denon DL-103R, Ortofon 2M Bronze and Ortofon 2M Black (that I still have). But none of the above can compare to the wide open midrange and the dynamics of this Decca. But it doesnt only have dynamics. It also have an airy, wide and deep soundstage. The upper freq make all instruments sound very real. Tight deep bass. But the realism of male and female singers are scary! I'm Deccafied!
High detail on voices like the Maroon model, except deeper soundstage. Overall, faster than expected. Don E. Golis
very nice cart
This cartridge sounds amazing. I'm not sure if it gets any better than having it sound like Led Zeppelin's playing in the room with you, but that's what it sounds like. So clear and sharp. Very impressed. Not inexpensive, but a real value relative to some if the other options. I'm very happy with it.