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Lyra Atlas SL Cartridge Magnet type??
Neodymium isn't a superior one - it's just the strongest one."Platinum magnet" is marketing vague terminology. It should be cobalt-platinum. 
Assistance Identifying an Ikeda Cartridge
which VTF you are using for it?Older had higher ~ 2,5g, newer circa 1,5 g. 
High output MC cartridges
LOMC not always have bigger mass. In case of cantileverless or front coil design this mass can be very low either. As there is no cantilever - in theory it's faster than standard MI (should be the same transient response as Decca).HOMC if to look ... 
Phono cartridge suggestions sought
There is no new technology after Victor MC L-1000. So there is no need to look forward.    
Fidelity Research cartridges
I can't compare MM against Ikeda cartridges against MM -transient response and and fluency of orchestral passages is in another level.Thus if MC cartridge is in pair with any MM/MI cartridge I am skipping it.It's not limited to Ikeda - I like SPU ... 
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That is good news, thank you Nandric, now I do have plan B.  
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just try to push it a little bit more - up to 2,3-2,5g. It will be OK for you and your records.  
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If to sum up records not convenient at all. Takes too much place and if to use cantileverless better no wraps and they have to be clean.Hard life. 
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If you speak about Ikeda cantileverless yes it's difficult to get it as new. Mine CV had some distortion in left channel. Not much but after a while it was evident that I have to look for service. In Ikeda canleverless is you start to get distorti... 
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nandric, my CV was rebuilt by my friend ~ 1 year ago, if Expert stylus will fail ask him:  service et cartridgeretip dot com  
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As about suspension - EM has hollow white neoprene balls as part of suspension. Not balls to be exact it’s more looks like short white mushrooms.In my 9 CV it’s less complicated - no "mushrooms" present.  Suspensions are different. 
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My two cents about Ikeda 9 EMBetter than 9 CV. Different suspension design. Better sound. Very even and fluent. Even in mono mode :)Although as one channel shot (open coil), I'll see final image after repair.So will hunt next for 9 REX and  FR-7f  
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IMO Ikeda took a as sample  Empire tonearm and made it better. As I understood he have improved it further after Fidelity Research. So he was follower of Empire. As about geometry my Saec 308sx works with weird geometry. So to stick to geometry as... 
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Dear Nandric, if you mean Aidas brand cartridge, he's not Russian (I mean master) and it's mammoth tusk.  If you do mentioned 9REX could you compare it with FR-7fz? Which VTF you use for 9REX? I will try to revive Ikeda 9EM soon.   
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S4 headshell with which FR 4S was sold weights 14,5 g (or it was supplied with 19 g headshell???)So if roughly  to evaluate FR-64S + 7f :35-14,5+30=50,5 eff mass, gSo if to go further and to compute desired  resfreq [Hz] 9 - we are getting if t...