Elizabeth, you need to go to a REAL discotheque with five way amplification* and shake your money maker! You'll find out DJ cartridges are not bad at all. Although they use three grams (and up) tracking force, their 12" singles are better made and slightly thicker than regular releases and can take some rough handling. Their short playing time permits wider dynamic range modulations (12 dB more in the case of a 45 RPM single, I think). Also, the molds don't make as many copies as a regular LP.
Dewald, just get a 1200 and do the mods. You'll get $5K performance at a fraction. E-mail me if you need help.
*Five way amplification is separate amps for tweeters, midranges, midbass (250 Hz), bass and subs, using pro audio electronic x-overs. It's totally kick ass--not boom boom boom. I've been inside the cabin of several such setups, one with Bryston amps throughout. After all, it's the Caribbean...
With psychic power and primal intensity,