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What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.  
Deciding on which of my cartridges to go on Origin Live and Kuzma arms
None of the tonearms is ideal for the Charisma/Denon, but you can add mass by using a heavy headshell like the Ortofon LH9000.  
Record collecting versus hoarding
What do you mean here?: “I don’t want to take away from my records on heavy rotation.”  
Record collecting versus hoarding
In my opinion, one must have a certain number of LPs in order to enjoy occasionally that serendipitous musical revelation, where you spot an LP you hadn’t played in years or didn’t even know you had in your collection, and you experience the delig... 
Record collecting versus hoarding
M, was joking.  
Record collecting versus hoarding
Soko, If I have a particular LP in mind, I can usually recall when I bought it.  The upstairs LPs are ones I have owned longest.  Or there is some other temporal or musical association that tells me where to look.  For another example, I have a la... 
Record collecting versus hoarding
It behooves me to have about half or more of my LP collection in our basement, because I have an entirely separate audio system also in the basement, which is finished like anyone’s living room. Generally, the LPs in the basement stay in the basem... 
Does Everyone Use 2 Phono Cables with SUT
Dover, I responded to your points privately via email.  
Record collecting versus hoarding
Spreadsheet?  I don' need no stinkin' spreadsheet.  It's all in my head.  I have three record storage areas on the first floor of our house and 3-4 more racks in the basement.  In each location, LPs are arranged by alphabetical order according to ... 
Does Everyone Use 2 Phono Cables with SUT
Dover, AntiCables make several different cables for sale at different price points, and moreover they have recently revised their shielding for more coils per unit length. So which of their products are you denigrating here? I’m using their latest... 
Analogue v. Digital...again (Washington Post)
Where do you buy the system you listed for "circa 2000"? Presumably you mean dollars and not some exotic cryptocurrency.  
Record collecting versus hoarding
Define "big collection".  
Does Everyone Use 2 Phono Cables with SUT
Talk to Paul Speltz at AntiCables. He’s an EE. I’ve measured C in a 22 foot run of my AntiCables IC vs another 22-ft of  IC with a conventional shield. The AC cable capacitance was an order of magnitude or more lower.  
Record collecting versus hoarding
Soon you’ll fill your tent with LPs and you’ll have to move into a smaller satellite tent.  
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
I agree with Mijo that there can be no single “best” cartridge, for both objective and subjective reasons, and have said so. So too have many others. And yet this thread goes on,… and on.