arm mass/ cartridge compliance mismatch

Can someone explain the relationship of mass required to compliance or other relevant factors- both from the engineering point of view and with regard to sound?

MC manufacturers specify a range of arm masses that are compatible with a particular cartridge. What is the result of using an arm which exceeds the mass recommendations of the manufacturer? For example, if the arm mass is specified as ideally between 6-10g range, and one uses 12-14g mass arm what will the resulting effects be?

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