I sent Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org my Lyra Helikon for stylus straightening and a complete tune-up. Not only were his fees reasonable but his turnaround time was as promised, less then 2 weeks! Obviously Peter @ Soundsmith is in over his head when it comes to cartridge repair, believe me, I tried. I just wanted to share my experience with Andy. Highly recommended. By the way,the cartridge sounds and performs as new.
Thanks for the recommendation. After a long wait my Helikon returned from SS with a very nice SS OCL diamond and grrrr... a twisted cantilever. I'll give Andy a chance with this one and perhaps another.