Acoustic Signature Challenger Mk3 and TA-2000 Tonearm

Like many audiophiles, my earliest musical memories involve turntables, from a kiddie player (possibly Fischer-Price), to the AudioTechnica my father (who was a Linn Sondek LP12 guy at the time) gave me for my tenth birthday, to coveting the classic Technics SL-1200 (preferably a pair with which to play DJ) in my teens. Eventually, my role at TAS granted me the wonderful opportunity of hearing countless ’tables at shows and in colleagues’ homes, in addition to auditioning some chez moi. The latest and greatest I’ve spent time with thus far is the one under review, the Acoustic Signature Challenger Mk3. …