Rloggie, congratulations on owning this great arm - I should never have sold mine, but life goes on! The Max arm(s) are distinguished by their lively sound and so the best cart match I found was something that leveraged that dynamic presentation. I have used a Z YX UNIverse on the 282 and that was not a bad combo, similar no doubt to the Airy 3, but I have always found the ZYX carts to be a little lightweight in the bass, possibly as part of the trade off for the clarity in the mid and highs and so I was never convinced that this was the best match, although compliance/mass wise they are compatible. The Miyabi would be a great choice, Koetsus work well here, and the Dynavectors would be sweet as well. Frankly, this arm is relatively agnostic to cartridge choice; as Raul points out in his post. I would recommend not using the damping well at all. I found it to temper transient performance. I would be tempted to try the My Sonic Labs cart here as well - just based on the discussions here and vinyl asylum.