Alternatives to Urika

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Re: Alternatives to Urika

Post by shellspeed » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:13 pm

I would even throw the Tramp 2 base in :mrg:
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Re: Alternatives to Urika

Post by Jazz Club » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:36 pm

Soulution make two outstanding phono stage but they're not cheap.
Much better than the Urika and any of the Wests.
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Re: Alternatives to Urika

Post by Mr Fixit » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:01 pm

Jazz Club wrote:Soulution make two outstanding phono stage but they're not cheap.
Much better than the Urika and any of the Wests.
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The Solution phono stage I heard was very good. Musical absolutely! However IMHO beat the Urika only by a short head for substantially more money.

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Re: Alternatives to Urika

Post by Graham Russell » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:44 pm

I think the Urika is staying for now but I will revisit this sometime in the future..... :)
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Re: Alternatives to Urika

Post by Coyote Jim » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:58 pm

I'd never compromise that designed logic and synergy to accommodate an "Audiophile " cable.
Sounds like a prime example of the tail wagging the dog.
IMO of course. 8) :smt023
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Re: Alternatives to Urika

Post by Wenge1 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:52 pm

Coyote Jim wrote:I'd never compromise that designed logic and synergy to accommodate an "Audiophile " cable.
Sounds like a prime example of the tail wagging the dog.
IMO of course. 8) :smt023
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Aye, It would have to be a one hell of a cable to make it worth considering replacing the Urika with another phono stage so that said cable could be used. I'm not saying that there are not better phono stages than the Urika, but the performance of the phono stage should be the reason for changing it rather than changing the phono stage so that a different cable can be used. I'm hoping that makes some sort of sense ..... :smt017 ...... :smt023
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Re: Alternatives to Urika

Post by Coyote Jim » Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:57 pm

Wenge1 wrote:
Coyote Jim wrote:I'd never compromise that designed logic and synergy to accommodate an "Audiophile " cable.
Sounds like a prime example of the tail wagging the dog.
IMO of course. 8) :smt023
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Aye, It would have to be a one hell of a cable to make it worth considering replacing the Urika with another phono stage so that said cable could be used. I'm not saying that there are not better phono stages than the Urika, but the performance of the phono stage should be the reason for changing it rather than changing the phono stage so that a different cable can be used. I'm hoping that makes some sort of sense ..... :smt017 ...... :smt023
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Krystal Klear at least. 8) :smt023
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Re: Alternatives to Urika

Post by Graham Russell » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:50 pm

As you said, system synergy. There are other upgrades currently happening, upgrading the phono is on the radar for the future.
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Re: Alternatives to Urika

Post by mikeg » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:18 am

Wouldn't the Uphorik be an obvious option?

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Re: Alternatives to Urika

Post by Jazz Club » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:48 am

mikeg wrote:Wouldn't the Uphorik be an obvious option?
It would give one more cartridge options but its not as good as a Radikal powered inboard Urika with a Kandid and top Lyra and DV carts and one would need another level of rack.

Personally my view would be if its not broken why fix it? :smt023
A friend of mine is having a Chord Music cable fitted to his Urika in the next day or two.
Im looking forward to hearing what he thinks of it?
His LP12 sits on a Tigerpaw Vulkan wall shelf.
He is also having his Linn KDS upgraded and will no doubt be trying the Music on that if its not already on it being warmed up. :smt023
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