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halcro

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The nightmare of the cartridge buyer...
Do you really think a vintage cartridge from the '80s in good condition will ruin these with one play? Get real.👍 
The nightmare of the cartridge buyer...
The story about vintage cartridges making LPs too noisy to play when the Lyra was re-mounted sounds to me like hogwash....Copy that...My a’phile friend destroyed thousands of dollars of great and collectible Albums.Oh sure.....he played what....20... 
Symphonic Line - No longer in business?
I thought they just rebranded VdH cartridges....? 
Best MM?
He rates the AT150ANV as incrementally betterIt actually was the winner as voted (blind listening) by his readers.And I think it won IIRC against his Ortofon Anna in his Cobra arm on his Caliburn turntable.....I have the AT150ANV and this is an ex... 
Best MM?
Among those of us on this thread, only a few who have taken the mega-expensive leap are qualified to dispute the proposition.You actually don't need to own these 'uber-cartridges' to 'hear' them Lew.....Fremer has been uploading high-res digital r... 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
For over two years I have been searching for the elusive Victor X-1 MM cartridge with original intact stylus assembly (Shibata on beryllium).Thinking I had found one a few weeks ago.....it turned out to be a Victor 4MD-1X which I found to have ast... 
Best MM?
Possibly, a 15K cartridge does everything perfectly, but not a 1K cartridge ..Well I have had a $12K MC cartridge (Atlas) and still have a $10K MC cartridge (Palladian) and Chakster is right....There is NO relationship.....absolutely NONE..... bet... 
Best MM?
Calling them brainwashed imbeciles is a bold statement and an insult, unless you can prove it. You did say "we all", though. Who is we ?You either need ‘reading’ lessons or ‘comprehension’ lessons....Perhaps both.... 
Best MM?
Vortrex,If I was going to acquire one vintage MM to compare with the Audio Note IQ3, which would it be? It must be compatible with a Kuzma 4Point (13g) and be somewhat easy to find, preferably NOS.My standard recommendation for this question is:-... 
Best MM?
I am sure that MC people will profoundly disagree. I am also sure that some of them tried many both MM and MC cartridges from all time periods.Yes they will disagree.......but no....almost none of them has compared vintage MMs with MCs using their... 
Best MM?
The "Chrisma" costs more than this highly regarded MC, and whoever buys it figures it's worth the price; what I'm saying, is that the market place determines the price, and how much a cartridge is worth.Chakster's point is that 'the market' has si... 
Upcoming Technics SP-10R (100th Anniversary Model)
Yes Shane....It appears that VPI has declared war on Technics...?It requires chutzpah to take on a company the size of Matsushita at their own game...🤪And I suspect that this new table will sound as good as (if not better than) their $30,000 VPI D... 
Upcoming Technics SP-10R (100th Anniversary Model)
VPI strikes back......https://www.analogplanet.com/content/vpi-debuts-new-15000-hw-40-direct-drive-turntable 
SAT 30K+$$ TONEARM: W O R T H T O H A V E I T ?
I'm kind of surprised, not to say "shocked; shocked I tell you", that apparently most of this group seem to agree with John Ellison, that minimizing resistance is more important than minimizing the number of connectors, especially in a phono circu... 
SAT 30K+$$ TONEARM: W O R T H T O H A V E I T ?
Hey Shane,I haven’t seen any comparisons by you on the SME 3012R compared to your other arms.....particularly your beloved Thales Simplicity...? 👀RegardsHenry