I have the Dyna XX2Mk2. I like it much better than the Lyra Dorian I had prior. The Dyna is more refined.
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Nobody's responded yet, and I'm afraid I cannot offer too much help, because I am basically light years beneath you as far as sophistication, and high quality in an Analog Rig.
The most important catch phrase, is going to be synergy. Do not hesitate to contact Frank Shroder, he will help you, and this man is certainly no slouch.
If it was me, I'd be buying the guy a Filet Mignon Dinner, just to pick his brain, which I'm sure is an Encyclopedia Britannica full of "Analog Knowledge".
I've read quite a bit about the Shroder goodies. Doug D will tell you you havw a superb, world class arm, that is worthy of the world's finest Cartridges.
ZYX Universe, no problem! Just make sure you check with folks like Doug D, Mehran, and a few others what you need, a ZYX with, or without the extra base plate?
I'm running the ZYX Airy 3X on basically a "mediocre" front end, yet the 3X is starting to come to force very nicely. It's really cool, when you start hearing things you never heard before, on tracks that you might've played 30,000 times over the past 30 years.
At this point, there's somewhat too little user info on the new S-Series Benz Cartridges, but they maybe should be considered? I have a Benz Ruby 3, which was just starting to get dialed in, and sound nice, when I swapped it out for the Airy 3. Now it sits in its wood box with only 15 hours on it. Maybe one day it will reside on a sweet Galibier?
Sounding absolutely horrible at first, the Ruby was starting to display very "smooth" sound, and wasn't appearing to be lacking anything when it came off the Tonearm. Mids were very "right in your face awesome".
Of course different systems will showcase different components such as Cartridges.
Another Cartridge, if maybe your system is "warmish", might be the Lyra Skala?
There's lots of Dyna fans here as well. Mark
Call me ignorant but...
What has you firmly convinced that you need a new cartridge??
You have an EXTRAORDINARY tonearm!! Count yourself extremely fortunate.
I'm not a Nottingham fan. Your existing cartridge is probably fine. Sell the Nottingham and use the money towards a Raven or if need be a Baby Raven. OR perhaps a better TT stand. OR perhaps better matching for your existing cart - if it is also an MC type.
What speakers are you using?
If you REALLY need a new cartridge... IMHO, at much less loot, a LYRA Argo i, Dorian or a Soundsmith re-do is probably more cartridge than most systems can resolve.
My prediction is that what you are seeking lies in upgrading other parts of your system.