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Clearaudio Aurum Beta S

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by -Ben, Apr 11, 2002.

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  1. -Ben

    -Ben Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Washington DC Area
    Has anyone heard the Clearaudio Aurum Beta S?

    I am using now the Benz H20, but retipping costs $400 and takes up to 3 months. I am going to need a replacement.

    I have a grado reference but I hate it.
    Humm, everything humorem says, plus can't properly be adjusted with the SME 309.

    BC
     
  2. Jeffrey

    Jeffrey Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    South Texas
    Hi BC,

    I have the Clearaudio Aurum Beta S w/ a Rega P25 and really like the combo. My recall is the S cost about $400-450 and is a Stereophile recommended component. Think they gave it a strong review about a yr ago.

    The Music Never Stops,
    Jeffrey
     
  3. Clive Camm

    Clive Camm New Member

    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    I have Rega P25 with an Rega Elys cart and have been thinking of moving to the Clearaudio Aurum Beta S as my next cart. It would feed my Acoustech PH-1 phone pre-amp.

    How does the cart sound on the Rega P25? What were you using before? And any challenges with the lack of VTA on the Rega RB600 arm? Did you need spacers or is the Aurum a perfect fit?

    Thanks for any info or insight you can provide.

    Clive
     
  4. Jeffrey

    Jeffrey Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    South Texas
    Hi Clive,

    This is an area of disagreement but I don't use any spacers. My dealer has installed this combo many times and recommends no spacers. For the $, it's hard to beat the Beta S (@$450) which matches up well w/ the P25.

    Jeffrey
     
  5. Clive Camm

    Clive Camm New Member

    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Thanks Jeffrey,

    Did you use another cart on your P25 earlier, or is the Clearaudio your first? I'm looking for some sense of how good the Clearaudio cartridge is?

    Thanks again,

    Clive
     
  6. Jeffrey

    Jeffrey Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    South Texas
    Hi Clive,

    I trusted other's opinions and the Clearaudio is the 1st & only cartridge I've used w/ the P25. If you wanna talk w/ dealers who have a lot of pairing experience w/ P25's, try Gene Rubin Audio or Music Direct. Sorry I can't tell ya more.

    Jeffrey
     
  7. Clive Camm

    Clive Camm New Member

    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Thanks. I'll do that.

    Meanwhile, enjoy your table.

    Clive
     
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