I hope you mean 2.0 g, NOT 20.0 g as you state above. That will kill this great cartridge for sure. 27 would really have killed it. Please check and verify before doing anything else! Please.
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I run my XV-1s at around 1.89 - 2.05 g. I tend to like 1.95 the best. Agreed that anything over 2.3 grams will make it dull and lifeless.
This may help:
When I owned a VPI JMW 10.5i tonemarm and Aries 3 I ran it at 2.05 - 2.15g for best sound.
I now own a TW Acustic Raven AC and TW 10.5 tonearm and run it at 1.95.
One thing is for sure, with the XV-1s just changing the VTF by 0.05 g is audible!