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Cartridge Upgrade ...AT ART-9?
The difference between the sound of a cartridge in different systems often comes down to the different arms.  Do some research on your arm and the range of cartridges it handles well. 
Nottingham Spacedeck vs Rega Planar 8 vs Technics SL1200G
Larry at Hollywood Sound, Hollywood, FL has parts and is as knowledgeable about the Nottingham table as anyone in the US(and a good guy). I had a 294 for years and enjoyed it.  Never had any trouble.  Did have a Nott Wave Mechanic motor controller... 
The first review on the Linear tube Audio MicroZOTL preamplifier has gone up
Does Berning have a website?  My search engine doesnt show one. 
Greatest debut album
Naturally it's J.J. Cale's album "Naturally". 
From your description I cant tell whether you are talking about a trader who offers units on Asylum Trader or Asylum Trader is offering items for sale.  That kind of sloppy language will get you in trouble.  For the information of readers I dont t... 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
The effective mass of the SME tone arm is 10/11 gr.  The effective  phono gain of the Einstein is 72. 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
Of the contemporary mms which are the best for use in a system consisting of Avid Sequel SP table with a SME V arm, C-J CT 5 pre amp, Einstein Turntables Choice phono pre amp, Quicksilver 88 monos and Reference 3A Grand Veenas?  I have always used... 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
Chackster (or whoever),Since the AT 170 is no longer available, how about the Clearaudio Maestro?  What else?  I've never used anything other than a moving coil, but am tired of paying so much money and will buy a mm if there is a very good one av... 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
August 31st:  Just checked the Audio Technica website and dont see the ATML 170 - 180 listed.  Does AT have an equivalent?  For use in my AVID Sequel tt with SME V arm, Einstein Turntables Choice into a ?C-J CT 5 pre amp. 
Looking For 90% of the performane of the super expensive cables for much less money
I've been through some expensive cables and Signal Cables were as good or better than any plus considerably less expensive.