Addicted to Fun and Learning
- Mar 30, 2019
I don't own either of the cartridges so that is impossible at the moment. I'd say to trust Denon on those specs as they have provided reliable data for decades. More, I really don't think crosstalk matters all too much in everyday use. For something that is already pretty bad in the best case scenario, I really can't hear its effects personally. (I posted samples a few pages ago and there should be a digital version of the track included.) Of course I want the best sound reproduction/archive copy possible and use cartridges that perform well but I wouldn't tell anyone to go out of their way to get a particular test record for that one test, at least not yet. Again, I generally trust specs and have even found the better cartridges perform even better in terms of crosstalk. FR, as Floyd Toole told us with his blind test experiment, is king. Hopefully others can provide measurements of these cartridges using better test records. For now I think that it is important that the library grows. Once we hit critical mass we can have some fun by doing deep dives into cartridges members want to investigate further and even do recording comparisons!I imagine that you have an xg7001... ;-)
you can check this crosstalk on its 1khz signals reference 3.54cm...
they can be measured around 35db... if it is 35 don't tell us if it could be better. ..but if less...come from the cartdrige.....
the problem is to know when the limits are side tests used and when the cartdrige...
(some discs offer the possibility of doing better than 35 db at 1khz, but this is on signals at 6.5cm or 8cm.... see dedicated tests)