Cartridge restore... by Soundsmith. Great job
I have had a Monster Alpha-1 restoration done by Soundsmith, and I am very happy with the results. I opted for their least expensive restoration. It was my first cartridge done by them. I have since had two cartridges restored by them. Peter does a great job, and I will next have a boron cantilever cartridge re-tipped by him.
The Monster Alpha-1 sounds better than I remember it sounding originally. Peter's restoration sounds open, airy, deep soundstage, great timbre, detailed, and natural (not veiled at all) in the midrange. It is a very listenable, and enjoyable cartridge once again.