Need cartridge suggestions for Spacearm carbon
I'm looking to switch my Grado out soon and I need advice from NAS owners or dealers. My phono pre is a 99 magnum version, Speakers are VSM-M, amp Llano trinity. Thanks for any help....
I can get a deal on the Cardas cartridge thats a modified benz. Which cartridge is the best you've heard on the Space combo?
My budget is around 1K used or new, I can get the Cardas Cartridge for around 1100 lightly used.
I dont know how to post a picture but:
A new addition to the Cardas Heart line of cartridges is the Myrtle. It is a highly evolved cartridge built on a unique Benz chassis. The Myrtle is extremely tough and reliable, as well as being one of the most musically pleasing of all the cartridges. Its Myrtlewood body is a unique vibration damper. A well seasoned cartridge performs well at a high input impedance of 47 k, if the system is quiet. A lower impedance of 500-1.5 k works if the system tends to hum or the cartridge is not broken-in. This cartridge has a standard output of 0.38 mv, which is within the capability of most modern high quality pre-amps.
The character of the Cardas Myrtle is lasting musicality. It is a well engineered, strong, majestic piece that brings the lasting luxury of full, warm music.
Body: Machined Myrtlewood
Cantilever: Solid Boron rod, 0.28 mm diameter
Stylus: Nude line-contact diamond, mirror polished
Stylus Tip Radius: 5 x 120 µm
Vertical Tracking Angle: 20-22 degrees
Coil: Square Ruby jewel plate
Weight: 9.6 grams
Output Voltage: 0.38 mV @ 3.54 cm/s
Internal Impedance: 45 ohms
Frequency Response: 10-50,000 Hz ± 1 dB
Channel Balance: Better than 0.5 dB
Channel Separation: Better than 35 dB @ 1 kHz
Tracking Ability @ 315 Hz with a tracking force
of 2 grams: >80 µm
Dynamic Compliance: 15 µm/mN
Recommended Loading: 500-47,000 ohms
Optimum Tracking Force: 1.8-2.0 grams
Recommended Tonearm Mass: Medium to high
Will this work well?