You should find out what if the compliance of the tonearm and match the cartridge to that number. You can google some of the turntable set up sites and use their calculators to figure this out. I had a Koetsu Rosewood Signature on a SME V and it sounded great but the Koetsu's compliance was not optimal for SME V tonearm. When I upgraded to the ZYX 4D it was a very huge step up in sound. I think the biggest part of the upgrade in sound quality was due to the ZYX 4D falling in dead center of the range in which an acceptable compliace for the SME V. The Clearaudio Concept is a killer turntable.