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Topic: Benz Gullwing and Hi all

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Posted by CA9211 on 11-30-2009
Hello all

just joined today so be kind.  I'm still on the quest for the most unbiased and un-dealer forum so I hope I have found it.
I'm in the process of moving to Cali from Europe  - not any one country!
My problem with UK and German forums is that there are many users that are audio dealers that try to push (like dealers do)
their views and if you don't quite agree with them  - boy you've had it!

Anyway, I'm a vinyl only fanatic. Not interested in CD but do have one that sees about 12 hours use a year.  I generally play
vinyl about 6 hours a day while in the office and a few when I get home.  I use a mixture of gear and like the sound
a lot.  I'm in the process of auditioning a Benz Gullwing and was wondering if anyone here has heard one and what they have
compared it to.  


Posted by Romy the Cat on 11-30-2009


I am sorry, I know very little about Benz cartridges but I was wondering what heck you do for living that you are able 6 hours a day spin records while you in the office. Are you getting paid for listening and changing the records? Or are you a pilot for Northwest airline? :-)

I do have sometime this option and I kind of differentiate between working cartridge and listening cartridge.  I generals tend to listen CD or frequently FM while I am working from home and if I do spin LP then I do not use “better” needle. I have a dedicated arm with $300 cartridge with “cheaper” version of phonostage and I use THAT to play records while I am working. This Benz Gullwing about which I know nothing – is it for some kind of “while I am working “type of listening or it is a full blown serious cartridge that will go into your reference arm?

Unless I am in working in some kind of music-related research I would not see why I would go with my better needles while I am typing or taking with somebody on phone. Sure, we all have different jobs; I guess I would like to have yours….

Rgs, the Cat

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