If SS would make an inexpensive adaptor so this cartridge could be used with a good linestage, I think many more would be sold. What holds the cartridge back in the market, IMO, is just what Pro said; most of us have an expensive phono stage that we are in love with. Adopting the SG means dumping or storing away the phono stage and spending a not inconsiderable amount of money on an SG PS that cannot be used with any other cartridge. Then too, there are reviews that don't completely agree with yours, Spirit. I'd love to hear one in my own system before making a purchase decision.