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Fjn04, no clue. Depends on what your turntable, arm, budget and taste dictate! The world seems to think the Ortofon 2M Black does the business. Dynavector 10x5 and Soundsmith Carmen worth a look too. Nagaoka solid too. Judging, if I may, from your primary rig, you have good knowledge of what's out there.
fjn04, Give Gene Rubin a call. I purchased Harbeth and Spendors from him. He sells Croft so that would be the guy to ask. Check out his site!
Here is another Croft dealer. http://store.acousticsounds.com/index.cfm?get=results&searchtext=croft+acoustics
Thanks all. I may give Gene a call, but will first seek out a closer dealer.
With regard to a cartridge, I have some time to figure that out. I would like to avoid an SUT, and the extra cable that would be needed. So either an MM, or a High output MC. I want to play to the strengths of the system. What I mean is a nice refined, fleshed out midrange.
miner42- Very nice office system you've set up there. If I was going to set up a digital based system, I may have taken the same route. What I plan to do is integrate this system in to my main listening room. It will be for shorter listening sessions, when I don't want to play the main rig. The benefit there is I can use my Well Tempered GTA. In the future, I may try this in the bedroom, but I'm thinking playing vinyl in the bedroom may be a little over the top. Please update us when your Rega/Harbeth system has some time on it.
You may also contact Michael at Blue Jay Audio. (It’s me). Anyway, I find that the best synergistic match with the P3ESR is the Exposure 2010s2. In my opinion it surpasses all the other usual suspects. Naim, Rega, LFD, Leben, Luxman are all excellent matches but the Exposure is the ideal compliment in my opinion.
Make sure you hear the Belleshttp://http//www.powermodules.com/ewExternalFiles/HFC_412_Exotica_Belles_Reprint.pdf Aria
its very special on many speakers, well made and fairly priced