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I'm running a Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood on my 7.1 and it sounds fantastic. What's your budget? What are you using for a phono stage? If your setup supports low output MC carts, the Hana SL is a great value.
I'm wondering if anyone has found any upgrades for the feet. On the 7.1 at least, the motor is so close to the foot on the front left that it seems impossible to put a bigger heavier set of feet on, which I think would help with isolation.
Big Greg my phono preamp is a Vincent PHO 8. Not high dollar but very good for the money and yes I've wondered about the feet myself. I'm going to try 2 different isolation devices. One a Delrin platform a friend gave me and another is an acrylic platform that has rubber feet. It's very good for the money and listed for over $200 new. I can't think of the name right now. My budget is approximately $800 or less.
Same question every week from different users of cheap belt drive turntables.
Some killer cartridges for your Music Hall:
Stanton 881s mkII or 980
Pickering XSV-3000 or 4500
Victor X-1IIe or X-1II
Audio-Technica AT-ML-150 OCC or AT-ML170
Grace F-9 or F14
Garrott P77 or P77i
Audio-Technics AT15SL or AT20SLa
*How much are you willing to spend on a cartridge ?
Thank you Chakster for taking the time to recommend some cartridges. I realize the 7.3 isn't a VPI or a substantial turntable build wise however, I don't need a TT of that build quality right now. The Music Hall hits a sweet spot in their line-up and my budget for the moment.
Thank you very much noromance. Those cartridges hit within my budget. I just want to have some fun with vinyl and enjoy my limited vinyl collection. My main source is a LUMIN and a T+A DAC 8.
Those cartridges hit within my budget. I just want to have some fun with vinyl and enjoy my limited vinyl collection.
@samzx12 Let me add this link again, the article is very interesting, not new, but still valuable to learn MM vs MC subject. It's about MM that sounds like Mastertape, people who made such statement are professional mastering/cutting engineers. You can't go wrong with Stanton or Audio-Technica models from that article.
There is a nice Graphite Mat produced by 47 Labs in Japan, it's lightweight and fine for belt drive turntables. They call it "The Mat" and it's the latest incarnation of the famous Boston Audio Mat (you will find tons of reviews).