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    Cheers Geoff. I'll have a look into them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    I've owned quite a few FR cartridges, they can come across a bit dull if not carefully matched for SUT.
    Ooh, any good with a Bobs Device ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    I've owned quite a few FR cartridges, they can come across a bit dull if not carefully matched for SUT.
    They didn't sound great through my Supex SUT for some reason, but sounded just fine through the Osawa SUT and of course FR's own one. Wasn't that struck by the Supex SUT anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Ooh, any good with a Bobs Device ?

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    MC1 in all its versions and 201 should be fine. Not sure about the 202 that's higher impedance but should be ok.
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    The MC202 needs careful loading to avoid a fierce top end.
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    when i returned the cadenza black the guy recommended a dynavector xx2 for a decca like 'in yer face' style
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    A blinding cart that punches well above its price point is the Hana SL.

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    Agreed the hana SL is a great cartridge that for my money challenges many carts in 1000+ range.
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    Something about the reviews hasn't inspired me. Not sure why. I think I'd need to hear one.

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    Yes, you need to hear one.
    Speak to Mr Firebottle, as he heard mine (when I still had it)
    Kevin

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