That's probably what I'll end up doing. When I borrowed the Studiodeck from a local dealer, they happened to have the low output version of my cartridge. I would imagine an Evo 3 high output sounds extremely close to the Evo 3 low output. It was a huge step up from my Planar 2. My thought on potentially getting a cartridge now is that I may be able to get a package deal and save money in the long run.