Lokum G-88 and Siggwan 12" with Signet 7LCa
article by: Two Good Ears (TGE)
Sure I'm very, v e r y slow with my own business... yet, nonetheless, I finished the Goldring G-88 idlerwheel
turntable with James Grant's Siggwan Cocobolo arm from New Zealand and... thanking my pal
Eckart,a pristine Signet 7 LCa moving magnet cartridge I got a couple years ago, after reading a
review about this marvelous cartridge, previously unknown to me.
Idoped the slate and bronze arm pod with a tight couple kilos lead shot-balls to further improve vibes
taming... the Siggwan 12" arm is a beauty and it deserves every effort on my part to make it singing at
Slow, I told you... would add incredibly, painfullyslow, as I got the Siggwan from New Zealand about
two years ago and, for several reason (being incurably busy is the first reason it comes to my mind...) I
only opened and briefly handled to appreciate the building quality and... nothing!
I simply stored it on a shelf...
... like a good red wine.
... and time came, at last.
I did all my homework in setting up the wooden arm and also if I was previously planning to mount a
Leonid Sinitsin-restored Lumiere DST, I someway wished for something different - i.e. an MM
cartridge to go straight into Thomas Mayer Tango LCR Western electric 437A phono stage and Thomas
Mayer line stage with Cunningham CX 310... shining uber alles! or as an alternative to the latter, the
Serge Schmidlin's Silver Rock TVA... superb resolution with this very combo.
... I choose a seldom seen Signet's.
Has been such a wise, cool choice that, after listening to a couple of discs, I finished with an
Hungaroton's disc I recently wrote about, Turkish music.
So sweet, so smooth and detailed... natural... sweet? Turkish?
The well kept secret candy found in Turkey and all Arabic Mediterranean area...
Thus the name... Lokum.
Lenco is dead, welcome to Lokum G-88.
Dedicated to who claims the best MM cart isn't comparable to an average MC, without having never,
ever personally experienced any good (Grace F9E, Signet 7LCa... without quoting my beloved Decca
This Signet is simply up to par to agood moving-coil!