What is your budget? Blue Point Special EVO III,Clearaudio MMs or Nottingham MM?
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I'm not sure what type of music you listen to, but if you favor anything other than the classical spectrum, do a Google search for the Reson Reca. It's not available as far as I know from any US source, but is available readily from UK dealers. Origin Live is one source. The TNT Audio website review makes it sound like a very interesting MM cartrige. Many european listeners with Rega Arms who need the best available MM seem to favor this unit. It will cost about $500 to import. I'm thinking very seriously about trying one myself on my VPI scout. I have used a Goldring 1042 (the Reson is a modified 1042) in the past and loved many things about it. I'm using a Grado Sonata now, which is nice, but the Goldring sure did the PRAT thing really well and I'd sure like to hear what an upgraded version would do.
Thanks for all the suggestions, I guess I should have mentioned that I listen to alot of rock music of many different tempos and types. At times I listen to almost every type of music, but rock is highest on the list and classical is lowest (in term of what types of vinyl spend the most time on my turntable).
As to your question about whether the DNM cartridge's are available in the US, I do know they are as the importer lives here in Austin. Concert Sound is the importer, and his info is given in Art Dudley's DNM reviews for Stereophile.
Actually at his store, he is using that cartridge on a RB250 with a Michell Gyro SE.