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    Join Date: Mar 2016

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    Default WANTED: MC or MM Cart for Ittok

    My Dynavector 10x5 has finally given up the ghost and so I'm in the market for a new cart for my LP12/Ittok phono stage is Trichord Dino. Budget is around the £300 mark I don't really have a preference at this point either MC or MM considered. Obviously the lower hours the better and where possible a definite idea of hours please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natara View Post
    My Dynavector 10x5 has finally given up the ghost and so I'm in the market for a new cart for my LP12/Ittok phono stage is Trichord Dino. Budget is around the £300 mark I don't really have a preference at this point either MC or MM considered. Obviously the lower hours the better and where possible a definite idea of hours please.
    Hi
    I have a Zyx R100 H with less than 200 sides on it which sounds lovely.
    The only problem is that I put a crack in the plastic body by the mounting lug when I over tightened the bolt. Itís been repaired but it looks a bit tatty but in no way affects the sound. It also has. VPI headshell weight bonded to it as these really need a bit more mass and the OEM Zyx one is stupid money. Total mass is 5.6g.
    Because of the appearance you could have it for £300.
    Iíd be happy to take it back for the cost of postage if you couldnít live with the aesthetics.
    I have the original box and bag.
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    I have a VDH re-tipped Linn Asak that I only want £100 for, see
    http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...-and-M70/page2


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    I've a Benz on PFM

    http://www.pinkfishmedia.net/forum/s...d.php?t=206617

    I'll pick up a message here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    I have a VDH re-tipped Linn Asak that I only want £100 for, see
    http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...-and-M70/page2

    For me, this is a "no brainer". The Linn carts were superb anyway, it they were fab beyond words when you put them in an Ittok or Ekos

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    Thanks everyone lots of great offers to think about it..............

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    Ittok should mate nicely with Benz Ace SL ,
    I own couple Benz carts and Zyx R50 Bloom , if I were to choose one I think Benz has an edge on Zyx but it depends on the music genres I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac72 View Post
    Ittok should mate nicely with Benz Ace SL ,
    I own couple Benz carts and Zyx R50 Bloom , if I were to choose one I think Benz has an edge on Zyx but it depends on the music genres I guess
    In what way ?

    I ask due to interest and not argument. I recently considered selling my ZYX but didn't know what to get next.

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    A Yatra!

    More of all the good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    In what way ?

    I ask due to interest and not argument. I recently considered selling my ZYX but didn't know what to get next.

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    Iíd say Benz seems to be more ďrefinedĒ more complete ,donít get me wrong Bloom is a great cartridge but it seems like is trying to do everything in the same way , fast with massive dynamics which is good for rock & pop ,but it doesnít diversify much different genres .
    When switching to Benz everything seems to be more polite, slower pace , you donít sit on the edge of the chair anymore , but itís just an illusion , it kicks when is needed and the best think about is the way it presents voices ,I think stereophony is on higher level as well .Benz is a story teller while Zyx seems to be a showman.Not much difference soundwise between Wood SL an Ace SL , all above IMO obviously.

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