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    Well I got 6hrs on this cart so far. It has very similar dimensions to the Dl-301 so instalation was a snap. Oh, I stuck a little dab of blue tack on the nuts and stuck in place on the cart so screwing the screws from the top was a breeze! Oh man, the magnet on this thing could pick up nails from a roofing job! Anyways the first thing I noticed was the soundstage; how huge it is! And the soundstage on the DL-301 is no slouch. The ART9 has better highs, detail and bass than the DL-301. But then again its in a different snack bracket! And everybody kept asking me how much better can it get? It was hard to imagine cause the Denon is a great cart for the price. I just wanted a cart to end my quest for a great table/cart combo; to retire with. I read that it takes up to 100hrs to fully break-in. Oh, the first thing that I noticed when I played a old Nancy Sinatra record was the BLAT from the horns! Just great!
    Cheers, Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by plastico View Post
    Well I got 6hrs on this cart so far. It has very similar dimensions to the Dl-301 so instalation was a snap. Oh, I stuck a little dab of blue tack on the nuts and stuck in place on the cart so screwing the screws from the top was a breeze! Oh man, the magnet on this thing could pick up nails from a roofing job! Anyways the first thing I noticed was the soundstage; how huge it is! And the soundstage on the DL-301 is no slouch. The ART9 has better highs, detail and bass than the DL-301. But then again its in a different snack bracket! And everybody kept asking me how much better can it get? It was hard to imagine cause the Denon is a great cart for the price. I just wanted a cart to end my quest for a great table/cart combo; to retire with. I read that it takes up to 100hrs to fully break-in. Oh, the first thing that I noticed when I played a old Nancy Sinatra record was the BLAT from the horns! Just great!
    Cheers, Doug
    Hi Doug,

    I'm really interested in your finding as I have an ART7 On the way for a loan. I've heard it a couple of times and felt it had a slightly warmer presentation than the Kontrapunkt b. What's your thoughts on its tonal presentation?
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    Well, coming from a Denon DL-301mk2, its tone is very good. But I think it will come into its own even after a longer break in period. The cart comes across as balanced with very little highlighted. I have read that the ART7 is a little warmer than the ART9.
    Cheers, Doug

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    You may be right there. It's actually a really nice cartridge. Keep us updated on your progress
    Quote Originally Posted by plastico View Post
    Well, coming from a Denon DL-301mk2, its tone is very good. But I think it will come into its own even after a longer break in period. The cart comes across as balanced with very little highlighted. I have read that the ART7 is a little warmer than the ART9.
    Cheers, Doug
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    This seems to be the next logical step on the cartridge ladder for me.

    Any ideas how it compares with the AT33PTG/II?
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    I have both PTG ii and Art9, as you say its a natural step and along with AT's hierarchy the more you spend the better they get.

    They have very similar traits with the 9 having even better articulated bass. On 1st listen it may appear leaner, when in fact its cleaner.

    The Art7 is a bit off field with even lower output, I have AT37 with ruby cantilever which is its predecessor and it's noticeably quieter needing a few extra notches on the volume control.

    If I were buying new, I'd consider the Shelter 501, also heard good things about Zyx but thats the one brand I've not got my hands on...yet

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    Got one on order and extremely excited to hear what all the excitement is about. I wanted something that was a bit more exciting than the Zyx.

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    Join Date: Feb 2011

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    This is my first Audio Technica cart, and I am blown away by what I'm hearing so far! My previous carts; Denon 103r/Pulse body, Dyna 10x5, Denon DL-301mk2 and last but not least..Denon DL-S1.
    Cheers, Doug

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