Video: Kronos Kronoscope RS And Discovery RS Tonearm Overview /
With many manufacturers smartly doing their own videos, this month Enjoy the Music.com is showcasing GTT Audio's Episode 56 featuring Kronos Audio launch of their Discovery RS and Kronoscope RS high-end audio tonearm. Here we have Louis Desjardins of Kronos Audio, Bill Parish of GTT Audio & Video, plus our very own Senior Editor Greg Weaver discussing these new tonearms. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention one of the audiophile community's longstanding writers, Rufus Smith, who changed from a VPI top-line turntable to the Kronos Discovery and he's extremely happy with the sound results.
Kronos' launch of their Discovery RS and Kronoscope RS tonearms extends Louis Desjardins' dream of creating the world's best turntable. Based on solid engineering and physics principles, the Kronos Discovery Turntable is both beautiful to hear and see too! With form following function, the Discovery turntable was reviewed only a few months back by Enjoy the Music.com's Rick Becker who said:
"Is this the greatest turntable in the world? I don't think anyone can truly answer that question. I came. I listened. I was immensely impressed with what I heard. I decided the question is irrelevant. Louis Desjardins has reached his mountain top with the Discovery."
Another benefit is that Louis of Kronos Audio is virtually always available on the phone to help both the turntable-curious and owners of his products, which is something you can't say about certain turntable manufacturers. Rick Becker's Discovery turntable review is below.
North America Premiere Review!
With the introduction of the original Kronoscope; Kronos completely redesigned the base, backplate and counterweight system. They only outsourced the arm wand. For them, this was a huge advancement in technology, functionality, ease of use and sound. With the introduction of the RS Series (RS = patent pending Resonance Suppressor), Kronos has developed two 12" tonearms, completely manufactured in house. The original Kronoscope, Black Beauty, and Helena arms are now discontinued.
Kronos Audio Kronoscope RS And Discovery RS
Bonus Video! GTT Audio Visits
Rufus Smith Of Enjoy the Music.com
• Larger arm wand
Kronos Audio's new Discovery RS tonearm is $24,000, while the Kronoscope RS is $14,000. Note they have a very attractive upgrade path/pricing, so current Kronos Audio customers should enquire for more details.
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