“… the quality of the machining on the arm looked superb, which it certainly needs to be … The compressor in the ASP-1501NG? It’s essentially silent. I put my ear as close to it as I could get and I heard nothing. Resting my hand on it, I couldn’t feel a thing.
In my mind the jury is out on how well this configuration will work in the long run — I have too many questions. But that said, at its €4600 price, even without a cartridge, the ASP-1501NG isn’t in any way overpriced. Good luck to this young company.
Senior Contributor, SoundStage