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Cartridge recomendation for Garard 301 and Ikeda IT-345CRI
Miyajima US distributor giving 7 day money back trial, who else can offer anything like that for a cartridge? Try it If I was buying full retail brand new in box, I would do just as you advise.My goal here is to get 3 or 4 candidates and wait fo... 
Cartridge recomendation for Garard 301 and Ikeda IT-345CRI
I'm sure any Myajimi (or Ikeda , SPU's and Miyabbes etc..)  sound marvelous on the Ikeda....I guess I'm struggling with the "Japenese" warm and rich sounding cartridges are sympatico with the majority of music I listen to. Here's a quote from a re... 
Cartridge recomendation for Garard 301 and Ikeda IT-345CRI
Do you think the Ikeda is lively enough for the Shilabe? 
Cartridge recomendation for Garard 301 and Ikeda IT-345CRI
Leaning pretty hard towards the Miyajima's.  
Cartridge recomendation for Garard 301 and Ikeda IT-345CRI
Anyone have an opinion on a  Miyajima Shilabe? 
Cartridge recomendation for Garard 301 and Ikeda IT-345CRI
Great discussion fellas. Paying close attention. Thanks. 
Cartridge recomendation for Garard 301 and Ikeda IT-345CRI
I'm looking pretty hard at SPU's but I get a little confused at their Replicant 100 stylus level and whether its really an SPU and the price starts competing with some pretty heady competition.   
Cartridge recomendation for Garard 301 and Ikeda IT-345CRI
I’ve just fitted an SPU Royal N to my arm, a Schröder rather than an Ikeda but if you want big and bold this is it, it’s also fluid and engaging. From what I can glean the Ikeda is high mass so should be ideal. Thanks for the SPU recommendatio... 
Cartridge recomendation for Garard 301 and Ikeda IT-345CRI
I installed the P-3G on my FR-64S to refresh my memory of its sonic presentation. ’Big and bold is good’ you say. Well, that is actually a pretty good description of the P-3G sound. Also, it has a very low noise floor, almost CD like. Without ... 
Cartridge recomendation for Garard 301 and Ikeda IT-345CRI
Wondering if the Phasemation might be a bit too polite? 
Cartridge recomendation for Garard 301 and Ikeda IT-345CRI
Again, thanks for the ideas. Phasemation is an interesting company. On initial observation seems like good bang for the buck and the black would look good with my diy Wenge Plinth. 
Cartridge recomendation for Garard 301 and Ikeda IT-345CRI
Oh no, this tonearm deserve a better cartridge than refurbished Denon That's funny because that's what I've been living with to get myself started in analog. Its been fun but ready to try the something more.  
Cartridge recomendation for Garard 301 and Ikeda IT-345CRI
High end Koetsu?? No thanks.  
Cartridge recomendation for Garard 301 and Ikeda IT-345CRI
Thanks for the recommendations.  
A separate dac and preamp or a good dac with pream
"I'd prefer to keep the digital signal separate from the analog for minimal signal disruption."Uh?? Half of a DAC IS analogue... hence the name. Separates vs integrated is a question of system sophistication and how well your speakers discern the ...