I had a J7 rebuilt Xenon with AN silver cable installed so it had the titanium tube that the HR had and exceptionally well set up bearings. It was very vivid, precise and fast sounding. @pmac has it now. But I’m sure an HR100 is as good if not better provided the original dark sounding cable has been replaced.
Hi Simon, you heard my Triplanar on the Ref.5 but everything else was unfamiliar.
You can come back with cart, phono and preamp of your choosing and see how that suits??
Would love to hear your phono and preamp in my setup as you are not the only one with the itch🤣!
The SMEV you’re borrowing was wired internally with AN silver for good reason & normally had an AN lead attached as well. I really didn’t like the vdH (501?) cable that many arm manufacturers were using in the late 80s early 90s & if I recall, when measured by HiFi Choice it did show some HF roll off. But it wasn’t just dull, it was coarse sounding too. As an interconnect, even the cheapest freebie cable that might come with a CD player or cassette deck was a better bet