The Anna, Lyra Atlas would make a nice match I bet. There are still NIB A-90's for sale, even here. Best value and a perfect match. For the money, the A-90 reigns supreme, imo.
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congrats on the Talea 1, it is a great arm.
i owned the Talea 1 for over 2 years and had maybe 5-6 cartridges on it.....including the A90, Lyra Olympos SL, Azden YM-P50VL, Miyajima Premium Be mono and others....
i've also heard the Talea 1 with a Dynavector XV-1s and a ZYX Universe....and at shows i've heard others that don't come to mind.
i've yet to hear a cartridge that does not seem to work on the Talea 1. it is particularly stable and precise. for instance, i have seen other medium compliance arms struggle to control the heavy Miyajima mono cartridge; the Talea handles it with ease.
if you are considering a particular cartridge, i would recommend contacting Joel Durand for specific feedback. if anyone would know about any sort of potential issues he would.
You don't mention a budget. The cartridges so far mentioned are all fairly expensive, especially the Anna and Atlas. Would you consider buying used or do you require a new cartridge? I have heard it sound good with both the A90 and the XV-1s, though in an unfamiliar system.
I agree with Mike, give Joel Durand a call.
Syntax, what do you really think? That was kind of funny.