Nice One Frogman!!!! My point exactly!!
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Frogman, your memory is better than mine (well I was talking about things I came across 33 yrs ago). I meant Alchemist I A, III S and Talisman A (latter worst of them all).
Talisman B stands for Boron cantilever and is a great HOMC cartridge indeed, and DTi means Diamond coated cantilever. If my memory serves right this time Dgarretson owns one.
OP, I wasn´t rude just giving free advice as an experienced audiophile. Nothing more, nothing less.
Talisman Virtuoso B is worth to retip. I´m sure Soundsmith will guide you.
Frogman, coincidentally I´m quite busy at the moment. You see I´m experimenting with a new T3Pro and lower pressure levels due to lighter carbon fiber wand ...
I will take my recommendation a little further. I would use Needle Clinic for this as he commonly rebuilds the elastomer suspension and retentions the wire, in addition to the retip.
I would also suggest him as he commonly uses the type of Japanese styli that your cartridge presumably originally came with, Namiki, Ogura, etc.
Should you use Soundsmith I would get the boron option, which I believe is of Japanese origin, or discuss with Peter what other options he has using Japanese styli. The European Stylii, Van den Hull, Geiger, etc, sound different.
I have not been anything but helpful in either of my posts, but here I will respectfully disagree with you on one point. The hobby was built on snobbery and insecurity, IMHO. It only serves to enhance the experience, YMMV.
Dear @birdfan : " I've decided to retip/rebuild the cart with Soundsmith. "
I agree with @dover and @frogman , the Talisman Virtuoso B is an excellent quality performer and not easy to beat it, I owned.
The best is exactly what you will do: re-tip. Great cartridge motor, worth to keep that cartridge.
Regards and enjoy the MUSIC NOT DISTORTIONS,