I don't know why Audiogon dredged up this thread to put it on top, since the last post was in October, 2008, but, under Raul's influence, I purchased both an Acutex LPM320STRIII and the snub-nosed predecessor, the 320STRIII. Whoever said these were "mediocre" cartridges was misguided. These are very very fine cartridges that can play on the same level with modern and expensive LOMC cartridges, like my Audio Technica ART7. I am currently running the LPM320 on my Victor TT101 and the ART7 right next door on a Lenco in a Dynavector DV505 tonearm, both feeding a Manley Steelhead, and the only real difference between them is with bass frequencies, where the ART7 seems to have more definition and to dig deeper. But even that could be an artifact of the two different tonearms in use and how the two cartridges mate with them, respectively. I intend to switch them around in order to make that determination. But by itself, the Acutex is a gem.