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Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
Trav, congrats on the new MFG-610LX. Chak, First correcting my little typos, of course I´m talking about GLANZ MFG-310LX (actually my first Line Contact cart in the early 80´s, very good sound way back btw, no listening fatigue which´s always a go... 
Best Cartridge for $1000-$1350?
I have two styli for the ML180, both sound better at 30 kOhm. I am sure they are not worn, besides a worn stylus will sound distorted and that I would hear immediately. It´s quite distinctive sound, like also sibilance is.Following Raul´s advice f... 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
Chak, you gotta prove this community that all GLANZ motors are exactly the same. + you gotta prove us that all GLANZ and ASTATIC motors are exactly the same. You will have a hard job but we are all ears.FYI GLANZ MFG-31LX w/ Line Contact is not AS... 
Best Cartridge for $1000-$1350?
Actually I´m using 30 kOhm with my AT-ML180. And actually I did try 100 kOhm following Raul´s advice in 2014 (I think) and to my great surprise it and a couple of other vintage MMs like Shure´s flagship suffered from high register over emphasis, m... 
Best Cartridge for $1000-$1350?
No it can´t. Now with the vintage Highphonic MC-R5 no more listening fatigue which has been an issue with that ART9. Additionally the MC-R5 can be listened on higher volume level without increased feel of distortion I noticed with ART9. Highphonic... 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
Just buy it. My GLANZ MFG-610LX from (early ?) 80´s is magnificent vintage classic MF, very balanced & nuanced sound, one of my top 5 of MM kind really. However, that one on eBay you are looking at is not exactly the same I have, it´s later st... 
More Cowbell
I must admit I hadn´t seen nothing yet ; )Cos BTO rocked ! Great taste in music for sure : ) ... and there´ll be more:Ladies and Gentlemen ... MOUNTAINhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgNV647actUFelix Pappalardi you are the best, the great producer... 
Will technology make records obsolete one day?
Digital Revolution sounded like Communist Mantra back in the day. Well, hear in the border of the East we Finns never took it too seriously. We won´t never be fooled, by any mantra : ) 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
Twas in 2012 and yes not a true NOS obviously. Yes I have the MF 2500, took your advice and got it for a ridiculous price under 300 USD many years ago. And an MF-100, the second best ASTATIC for 100 USD, and believe or not the seller said it would... 
More Cowbell
Power Failure by B J Wilson & Co:https://youtu.be/htyVq1yCgyE... and there´ll be more, like Bringing Home the Baconhttps://youtu.be/Y0jPYmihk10The Master at work, enjoy the Music : ) 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
travbrow, slimpikins & all,My AT150ANV was sapphire pipe + Micro Line and played just fine and tracked everything easily but didn´t make magic, like all ATs I have had.My ATN20SS was indeed probably just goofied by the seller but a serious aud... 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
About seven yrs ago I bought off eBay an Audio-Technica AT20Sla w/ original stylus (according to the seller and it looked that). It didn´t sound so good (sibilant) so I ordered a new replacement stylus, ATN20SS from LPGear.I thought I had in my ha... 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
The nature of audiophilia is upgrade indeed, for me at least over the decades. I have tried a few of the cartridge of the month, used and NOS, but very seldom got excited of my "new toy".  A couple of exceptions such as ASTATIC MF 2500 have been a... 
Dynavector cartridges, old and new
Your Linn combo is a mediocre performer, no more no less.You would be amazed when hearing a true quality turntable/tonearm and you Karats will start to shine. For a belt drive deck I warmly recommend a vintage ORACLE DELPHI MK III at most with ori... 
Best MM?
Excellent. Thanks for posting. Superb trackabity at 1.2 g, always a good sign. Is this really from the 70´s ? I have also this vintage cart in good working order so I will give it a try.