I just purchased a Thorens 125 with a Linn Basik LV X arm for my office system. The table came with a like new Ortofon MC 10 Super cart, I am very impressed with the set up. Blows away my TD160 with a Grado Gold & keeps up with my VPI HW MKII if not actually a little better.
So the problem I have is that I have a Denon 160 on order that I can not cancel. I can swap the Denon for something else like a 103 or 301 but I can't cancel the order, originally it was for my TD160. Since I have to spend the money will either of these carts work with the Linn Basik? I know it isn't the best arm but it sure sounds better then the Thorens TP arm. I also know the 103 shouldn't work well with the Linn arm due to compliance & mass but still not sure how that actually plays out in reality. My phono pre won't be an issue b/c I have a Phonomena on the way & it can load just about anything.
So for good old 70's Rock should I stick with the Denon 160, or go for either of the other choices? Is there another cart I should look into or continue up the Ortofon line since I like the cart?
Tvad, that is where I noticed that the 160 would not work. I see on paper it won't work but no idea if it will or won't in actuality. I am thinking I should just get the 301 instead of the 160 since it is listed as a cart that will work with the Basik.