Spectral MCR Signature Cartridge Advice
I was gifted with a NOS Spectral MCR Signature cartridge. Internet searches did not turn up much information other than many of them for sale in the past were re-tipped. Additionally, a friend of mine knew someone back in the day whose stylus disappeared after about two months use. Visually, the stylus and cantilever do not appear robust, almost requiring a magnifying glass, making me fear that my fine motor skills are not up to the mounting task. The MCR would be replacing a van den Hul MC2 in a VPI tonearm (a cartridge I would not consider replacing other than this gift). Preamp is a McIntosh C2300. So, where does the MCR stand in the pantheon of cartridges? Is it robust? Anything I should know? Thanks in advance!