I'd contact Dynavector and SoundSmith. It may be you need a rebuild or it could be a retip is all you need.
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SoundSmith has a great reputation. There are purists who will say that you will no longer have a pure Dynavector cart. And that may be true. But I have never seen a complaint from someone about the sound of the SoundSmith retyped or rebuilt carts. Check with SoundSmith on whether they recommend retyping or rebuilding. Only major downside is the wait: 10-12 weeks is what I was quoted. Only 4 more weeks to go to get my XX-2 rebuild...
There is also Axel option (www.schallplattennadeln.de). +/-
4 weeks wait. You can ask Axel what you like but he need to
see your cart first. The used expressions are rather vaque.
'Retip' means ususaly exchanging of the cantilever/stylus
combo while it should mean stylus only. What 'rebuilding'
means is anyone's quess. The difference is this. For any
cantilever/stylus combination you will know the price in
advance. For other repair kinds you need to post your cart
and ask for quotation.