28 Nov POSITIVE FEEDBACK
REVIEW OF MEDITERRANEO WITH B-5.1 TONEARM AND DONATELLO MC CARTRIDGE BY DAVE CLARK
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PRODUCT
“Once set, the Mediterraneo is a thing of pure Italian beauty. Elegant and very tactile… one is drawn to the fit and finish, to the wood and curves. Like the best Italian cars, the curves serve to draw one’s attention to the table as a work of art.
So how did it sound? Or how did my music sound when played back on the Mediterraneo? (shown above is the album cover for The Road, Part 1 from UNKLE and further below are the Brian Eno remasters done at Abby Road Studios). A far better question to ask… and the answer is much like I wrote about the Gold Note PH-10… lively and engaging. Fast and dynamic. Clean and articulate. Clearly different than my reference Transrotor Leonardo Doppio and Shelter 901—where the music is more reserved and orderly. Not boring, just less … less movement. Italian versus German? German with some Japanese thrown in? Not to be too clichéd here… but think of this in terms of personalities or stereotypes. The Mediterraneo (Italian) being full of life and excitement, energy and activity… bold, loud, love, and style. The Transrotor/audiomod/Shelter (German, English, and Japanese) is more stoic and reserved. Stable and solid. Grace and tradition. Formal and restrained. Fun. Articulation with a nuance reflecting that of function and form—a balance in nature.”