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What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@rauliruegas did you personally measure in your system, see in person, or listen to a DaVa reference ?   For your information I will share my opinion with you when you share yours ( actual not theoretical ) one too. Deal?  
Does Everyone Use 2 Phono Cables with SUT
@lewm It isn't obvious to me how the spiral ground wire actually shields. It seems too loose to do much...  
another arm/cart question (long post)
Unlike some you have posted a lot of detail - nice. Eff mass of arm *should* work with a lot of MC carts. In practice iirrc that arm likes lighter mass and higher compliance. AT offerings for example. SME 3009 series 2, unimproved, with an effe... 
Does Everyone Use 2 Phono Cables with SUT
Short lengths are key  
Does Everyone Use 2 Phono Cables with SUT
Rather than confuse with labels, as has been noted above the sut to phono preamp cable should be excellent and low capacitance. Doesn't mean expensive per se. The lowest capacitance cables will be unshielded. Your phono pre might be better with sh... 
Field coil dava cartridge
I did hear good music. You simply proceeded to make too many assumptions. I wont bite.   
Field coil dava cartridge
@rauliruegas we don't know each other. I respect you have an opinion and experience. You may wish to stop assuming what you know about me, or even what my opinion of the DaVa is ( as I did not elaborate and will not likely do so ).  
Field coil dava cartridge
I heard some great music on the Saskia/Tosca/DaVa at Mike's.     
One stereo or two (stereo and mono) cartridges?
@ghdprentice personally, I can seldom listen to a mono recording… I get bored almost immediately. I loved a Fats Waller album but am so disappointed it is not in stereo. It just falls flat You clearly are a seasoned vinylista, but in my experie... 
One stereo or two (stereo and mono) cartridges?
@luis223344  Having both a stereo and a mono cart is great fun. In general mono carts are a little less costly so I would say 60/40 or 65/35 stereo/mono for budget. Will you have two tonearms? Or use a removable head shell tonearm and swap carts ... 
Turntables
Well I've heard the Rega's vs the VPI Tt's Not much of a fight tho...  
Suggestions for an SUT for Ortofon vintage MCs?
Can the transformer that came with many SL15s be found in that price range?   As far as $500 and under it's in the diy territory or vintage score imho. ( jensen, lundahl etc)  
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@mijostyn your list makes sense to me. Representing two cartridge brands that use non metallic bodies informs me differently on that topic but I do see your point. On the topic of 'cottage industry' perhaps our definitions differ. I would put Lyr... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@mijostyn You can say a lot of things about a cartridge without hearing it by virtue of it's design and quality of manufacture I am curious what your preferences / biases are when evaluating design and manufacturing quality from 'afar'? ( since... 
Aidas Cartridge
Current Euro - Dollar parity is allowing Aidas prices to drop for USA buyers by 10% at the moment  fyi :)   Solypsa