Mikado463

Mikado463

Audioholic Samurai
Yeah and to think there are several cartridges out there in the 5 figure range !
 
afterlife2

afterlife2

Audioholic Warlord
$299 for that makes it one of the best values- I have a 103d and it still sounds great, although I keep my LPs and stylus very clean and can check it with a microscope.
I'm not used spending that much on a cartridge. The most expensive I had was the Shure and AT120, which got ruined and both now fetch alot of money. Hopefully if I get a full-time(part-time now) job then hopefully I'll get the Denon. I should have jumped on it when it was 229 on amazon. Darnit.
 
Mikado463

Mikado463

Audioholic Samurai
I'm not used spending that much on a cartridge. The most expensive I had was the Shure and AT120, which got ruined and both now fetch alot of money. Hopefully if I get a full-time(part-time now) job then hopefully I'll get the Denon. I should have jumped on it when it was 229 on amazon. Darnit.
all good, know your comfort zone and stick to it !
 
Bucknekked

Bucknekked

Audioholic Field Marshall
all good, know your comfort zone and stick to it !
That's a great piece of advice. Know your comfort zone and what sounds good to you and stick to it.
Its so easy in this hobby, and on other forums, to become dissatisfied with your own equipment because someone else prattled on about how great one of their new found choices is.

If what you have sounds great, take some time to enjoy it. My TT and cartridge are not fancy shmansy.
But I love the sound and the rock solid convenience and performance. They are all I need out of a TT.
 
3db

3db

Audioholic Overlord
That's a great piece of advice. Know your comfort zone and what sounds good to you and stick to it.
Its so easy in this hobby, and on other forums, to become dissatisfied with your own equipment because someone else prattled on about how great one of their new found choices is.

If what you have sounds great, take some time to enjoy it. My TT and cartridge are not fancy shmansy.
But I love the sound and the rock solid convenience and performance. They are all I need out of a TT.
I never felt the urge to upgrade my components either. I like how it sounds. I swap out my main speaker models in my greatroom as its my idea of reaaranging the furniture but its different models of PSB within the same series. AVR upgrades were done to keep up with the big game changers such as 4K and Atmos.
 
S

sterling shoote

Audioholic Field Marshall
Back in the early 70's my "Stereo System" delivered recorded music via AM/FM Tuner and Record Changer, so judging cartridge quality was about comparing and contrasting FM Radio to LP play.

From those comparisons I knew my Record Changer/Cartridge was not getting all there was in the record groove to get; thus, I upgraded my vinyl playback system and 5 turntables and carts later I settled on a Sony PS-4750 teamed with a Shure V15 III, still somewhat uncertain I was getting the best experience.

That uncertainty vanished however upon adoption of recorded music on CD, which confirmed, again by contrast and comparison of CD sound to vinyl sound of same music, that the Sony/Shure system was indeed delivering a best there is experience, which made it clear there was no point in upgrading either the turntable or cartridge.

Now, about 37 years later, I have the impression that my 46 year old turntable fitted today with a Shure V15V-MR is still getting all there is in the groove to get, delivering a distortion free tone which is indistinguishable from CD, so no interest in upgrading in this arena.

What I am spending on is 5.1 SACDs, which makes listening to any stereo media taste like a Coke gone flat, no fizz. And, fact is, now that I can download from Apple Music pretty much everything ever recorded in the history of recorded music I no longer have much need for a record player and for sure I am not inclined to put any more money into it.
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