Palasar XV-1 v original Te-Kaitora was similat to what Audiomax said, except gap between both was larger with XV-1 having better flow, dynamics and see thru transparency. ted-kaitora was a little misty in comparison.
Stringreen. I know the XV-1 is better - I own it. The VPI HRX is better than the Scoutmaster, but we all make choices.
I have used over the last 15 years XX-1, Te kaitora, XV-1, XV-1s and back to XV-1.
I am not going to buy a 2nd one to put on my 2nd table the Linn - quite pointless and expensive. I am looking for a cartridge to put on my Linn LP12.
Audiomax - thanks for that, smooth and slilky is what I am looking for. I was not sure if the Rua had more upper level energy like the XV-1 v XV-1s, which is what I am not really looking for.
I can get the Rua at a good price using the old one as trade in. I know the Te kaitora works well with the Naim ARO.
keep those comments coming