For most audiophiles MC is considered better than MM, but there are good MMs. The high output MCs have additional wiring in the cartridge, to be very non technical, and this increases the complexity and the chance of something going wrong. BUT, there are good high outputs and sometimes they are better than the low output version. The High Output ones will work into phono stages that have less gain, you should check to see what yours is and compare it to the cartridge you are considering. There are some very good deals on turntables and cartridges available and if you will post your budget and listening taste you will get advice from many Audiogoners. Look at Vinyl Engine and Audio Asylum for detailed discussions as well as the forums on this site.
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