Just get a second Jelco and sell the Gyro/SME.
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On my Garrard 401, I'm using a Dynavector 501 arm, which I purchased here on A'gon for $1300. It has worked very well with all the cartrridges I've used with it.
Zu Denon 103R, Acutex M320 STR, and Dynavector XX2MKII have all worked very well. With spare headshells, and set up done previously, I can change carts in five minutes or less.
This, for me, has proven to be the best option, other than the expense of another tonearm. In my rather limited experience, the DV 501 arm rates as one of the best I've heard.
Hope you find what you're looking for, regards,
Down the track I might want to try a SPU cart. My latest idea is to stick with a SME style cart connection, but have a arm that can be easily adjusted for the different carts VTA etc.. So I can either stay with my Jelco and perhaps add the Peter Riggle VTAF to make VTA easier. Or consider something like the new ortofon RS-309D perhaps a SME M2-12R.. Would they give that much more performance for the price???
Hi Beetlebum just looked at your system pics.. Your 401 is nicely restored..
The OL arm looks good but again as above I would like to change carts frequently...
Kensell21, I do not have familiarity with the cartridges you mention other than a Denon 103R and DLS1. I mentioned the Transfi Terminator tonearm, since if I were starting over, that would be the arm I would purchase.
Visit Vic's site and familiarize yourself with the arm and read the reviews here and elsewhere. Essentially, the arm works with any cartridge. The Tomahawk wands are inexpensive and it is practical to have various cartridges pre-mounted and swapped out.