MC cartridges


Best place to by MC cartridges in US ? 
aslan65
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Hi there, Dynavector cartriges ? Thanks 
Your local dealer if you have one.
Look into SoundSmith cartridges.
I find that Elusive Disc has a nice selection with very competitive pricing.

https://elusivedisc.com/turntable-cartridge/
Official US distributors of some great phono cartridges are: 

1) Mehran at SoraSound (the best dealer I ever dealt with, you will be surprised) 

2) Robyn Wyatt
at Robyatt Audio
Do any of these companies keep these cartridges in-stock? I'd think they just order from the respective importer. I'd buy from who gives best discount, I've found some dealers that will offer upto a 20% off mrsp especially if bought from them in past. 
Not in the US, but seller kron here on Audiogon has a number of Dynavectors for sale.  Grey market, so no warranty.
Do any of these companies keep these cartridges in-stock? I’d think they just order from the respective importer. I’d buy from who gives best discount...

Mehran and Robyn (links above) are two biggest distributors in the US, each of them have exclusives on some brands and other re-sellers buying from them (and may not have stuff in stock).

Asking for a discount is a bad manner, you must have a reason why you must get a discount. I think they are both mad about grey market dealers, so maybe it’s a good reason :)) Mehran at SoraSound will care about any cartridge purchased from him (warranty and even more), he can make a special offer if there is a reason for it.

Robyn offered trial on Miyajima cartridges in the past (maybe he can still do that), this is amazing MC cartridge, I own Kansui (it's mind blowing MC on the right tonearm). 

Asking for a discount is a bad manner, you must have a reason why you must get a discount.

There's no such thing as bad manners, especially if you're the buyer. Where'd you come up with that @chakster? Buying at full retail for high-end audio is only for select few products. You should always ask for best price and comparison shop.
rdk777
There's no such thing as bad manners, especially if you're the buyer.
Ahhhh, but there is such a thing as bad manners. Customers who understand that are the ones who get the get the best deals.
You can compare prices and sellers, you can make offers if seller accept offers, but sometimes the price is not negotiable, people who always ask for discount with no reason are strage. If retail price is too high then buy used with huge discount (or shop elsewhere - this is what they will tell you). I don’t know how you can ask for discount if high-end dealer have no idea who you are? In my country you can’t act like that at the shops, it’s disrespect, bad manners. There must be a reason for discount. Maybe it’s a cultural difference.
Sometimes manufacturers will give a trade-in allowance. In the past I’ve gotten a couple hundred off with my dealer on a Sumiko Blackbird and most recently the same on a Lyra Delos (which isn’t carried locally) at Elusive Disc. If you’re moving up the Dynavector line I’d ask about it.
I bought my Benz Micro Zebra through Osage Audio. Dude knew his stuff to help me match to my tonearm and found one on manufacturer demo for a solid deal. Definitely a salesman directing my choice to higher $ than I wanted to spend, but his advice was well appreciated the first time I let the needle touch a record.
Music Direct has been great to deal with. I also like buying vinyl from there.
Grado, best I ever heard.
https://gradolabs.com/cartridges/timbre-series