JVC MC1 Moving Coil Cartridge - Heritage?


I have one of these cartridges that I used for about 2 years(1980 - 1982). It has been stored since 1982. Does anyone know the history(design heritage(if any), how it was reviewed, good/bad qualities, value, etc.) of this cartridge? I believe it was a bit of a cult item when it was in production.
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Dear chakster, My remarks are about MC-1 not MC-L10 which I never owned. The problem according to me is the connection
between printed circuit coils and signal wire which are glued on
the cantilever to be further connected to the pin connectors.
Those wire are very thin and consequently  very vulnerable.
So there two weak points involved. The (soldering) connection
to the circuit and the breking possibility of the output wire.
Despite its low price the danger that one of those ''points'' will
collapse is pretty obvious. I assume that you know what kind
of frustration this causes irrespective of the cart price.
I hope you will at last try your Ikeda 9 C3 and compare the
involved technology as well as the sound.

I had the MC-L1000 Chak....and it was a STUNNING CARTRIDGE 😘
Amazing concept of the COILS NEAR THE STYLUS gave sound that was unlike any other cartridge I have experienced.
The midrange and particularly the HIGHS were stunning and close to ethereal 🧚‍♀️

The only problem I found, was that despite the FR Chart showing flat response all the way down to 20Hz......I simply couldn’t get a decent bass output from it, no matter what I did.
I really wanted to keep this cartridge, but for me......unsatisfactory bass is a ’deal-breaker’ so I sold it....😢
Digging for the specs of my Victor gear i've noticed something that i missed before. The material of the armtube of my Victor UA-7082 is aluminum-magnesium-silicon alloy, not just an aluminum as i expected. Strength is three times that of conventional pure aluminum. This greatly reduces resonance. Tubular arm containing shock absorber: A light shock-absorbing material is packed inside the tonearm to prevent resonance at certain frequency. So UA-7045 and 7082 are very well damped. Migh the one of the reasons i love my UA-7082 + MC-L10 Direct Couple combo. 
Dear chakster, Dertonarm was the first who advised me to
get those FR-7 kinds with low impedance FR SUT's. My
problem was the assumption that one needs different SUT's
for different carts impedance. I own many MC's with different
impedance  but I was reluctant to collect SUT's next to the
carts. His theory was/is that not only impedance but also
inductance need to  ''correspond' with each other. I give up
because of the involved complexity or, to put this otherwise,
my technical inability to deal with the issue. But after some
time I discovered Denon S1 SUT which can be used for all
MC carts irrespective of their impedance. I see by your Luxman
8000 + 8025 proposition the same possibility as by Denon S1.
But ''your Luxman 8000'' has also additional transformers 8020
and 8030 which are in accordance with  say, ''the old theory''. 
8020 for low impedances and 8030 for high impedances. 
If one has no idea about which theory is ''true'' one should
of course choose this possibility. The most of my MC carts are
low impedance but I also own some very good carts (Benz LP
and Magic Diamond) which are 40 Ohms. So if I can get this
''combo'' of 8000+ 8020 + 8030 I can't go wrong?
@nandric i think you can’t go wrong with Toroidal Silver SUT like Luxman, the price is more than reasonable (imo). For my cartridge i don’t need 8020 (40 Ohm), but i have 8025 and 8030 to cover everything. I never tried Denon SUT you have, so you can compare and tell me :))