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I had a ZYX ( don't remember the model) in my system for about 4 months while I awaited delivery of a Miyabi. It was not top of the line, MSRP, if I recall correctly was around $700. It was quite good, good detail, low noisefloor, reasonable bass that was not quite as tight as some. Overall I'd say it was a somewhat warm and musical cartridge, certainly not forward in presentation. My most immediate comparison was to the $4K Miyabi, which is a tremendous cartridge. That notwithstanding, the ZYX was was surprisingly good, particularly at it's price point, and my overall impression was strongly favorable. Setup at that time was a Basis 2500, Graham 2.2 and Klyne series 7 phonostage.
I own a Zyx R 1000 and a Miyabi.It depends on the phonostage to get the last Detail out. The main difference is, the Miyabi is the best I ever listened to and the Zyx is a very good cartridge.
The difference is in the Detail.The Miyabi is magic.NEVER heard anything which comes close to it.
The Zyx is a conventional design, it amplifies the music signal like all other cartridges do. Very good, very precise and very dynamic.
I like it, too.