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    Join Date: Mar 2009

    Location: Hemel Hempstead

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    I'm Steve.

    Default Moving Magnet recommendations required

    Folks Iím looking for a MM recommendation to complement, or perhaps provide a contrast to my AT33EV

    I do like the AT33EV but sometimes I wish for something with a slightly more Ďmeatyí midrange and bass.

    As I have a Jelco 750 with detachable headshell I donít see why I canít have both!

    Budget is flexible up to about £400
    Steve aka 'Twelvebears' (it's a long story)
    System: Technics 1210 Mk5, Jelco 750 arm, AT33EV via MF X-LP2 Phono Stage, Oyaide mat and record clamp. SB Touch via Marantz PM-11S1 amp and Wilson Benesch A.C.T. speakers. Mark Grant cables and PS Audio Power Plant Premier mains regenerator.
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    Join Date: Nov 2016

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    I'm Mick.

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    If you want a cart that gives true detail and hides nothing the Ortofon 2m Black is an amazing option. If your vinyl isn't in mint condition it will show the imperfections. Other options are the 2M Blue or Bronze that are a cheaper option and and more value for money. All carts work very well with the Jelco arm
    Technics SL1210 MK2 fully rebuilt and repainted. Ortofon 2M Black Cart, Isonoe isolation feet and boots, Kab main bearing upgrade, Oyaide RCA Tone Arm and speaker cables, Jelco SA-750D Tonearm. Oyaide HS-TF Carbon headshell, Timestep HE III External PSU, High Fidelity Crystal glass turntable matt, Blue LED upgrade, Denon AVR-2808CI Amp, Bowers and Wilkins DM602S3 Speakers,
    Black Rhodium Jazz power cables for amp and turntable, Angle Audiophile Reference 2 Battery Phono Stage.

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    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

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    I'm Grant.

    Default Moving Magnet recommendations required

    Meaty eh. Marco will be along shortly. Lol

    Maybe a nice shure m55 with a nos stylus
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    Join Date: Oct 2015

    Location: Pulborough, West Sussex, UK

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    I'm Ian.

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    Another vote for the 2M Black, excellent cartridge.
    My stuff; Toshiba SR-370/Mission 774 /Ortofon Quintet Black, Cambridge CXC CD transport/Musical Fidelity X DAC/Musical Fidelity X10v3 tube buffer, Musical Fidelity A3, Nakamichi CA-5E pre amp, Acoustic Solutions FM/DAB tuner, Mordaunt Short Signifer, Klotz MC5000/MS audio, NVA LS5

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    Join Date: May 2013

    Location: surrey, uk

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    I'm richard.

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    I'm a big fan of Goldring carts. I have a 2500 fitted to my Pro-ject Classic (wish I could update my sig), and really gives the table a boost.

    Although majoring on detail, I'm also a fan of ClearAudio cartridges such as Performer cartridge, which is under budget.

    http://www.stoneaudio.co.uk/?product...2+mm+cartridge
    Leema Pulse MKI; Electrocompaniet PC-1; PMC TB2i; Denon TU-260 MKII; Pro-ject Xpression 1 with ClearAudio Classic Wood cartridge

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    Join Date: Aug 2018

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    I'm Nari.

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    The Grado Reference Platinum Wood 2 Phono Cartridge is a fine cartridge under powerful with great bass £400, I find the audio technica cartridges a little lean and clinical over your budget the Nagoaka MP500 is a lovely cartridge very dynamic and open the grado maybe be a bit less open but has solid bass and powerful midrange. Pitty there cartridges like the shure ultra 500 and audio technica 170 and 180 ML don't exist anymore in the 90s there were some lovely sweet sounding cartridges available.

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    Join Date: Apr 2011

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    I'm Robert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian7633 View Post
    Another vote for the 2M Black, excellent cartridge.
    +1 Excellent is the word, the best or at least one of the best mm's in my view, a stellar cart.

    Spent good time with the 2MB and it was the cart that really made me know what could be achieved in terms of hifi / vinyl replay.

    Its Shibata stylus profile requires careful, accurate / meticulous set up. Which can be a faff but you'll forget the pain once you've nailed it / found the sweet-spot - big smiles
    My System:
    Amplification - Sansui AU-alpha 707 DR
    Turntable - Modified Technics SL1210 MK5G
    Mike New precision bearing, bearing base plate, ETP Platter
    Micro Seiki MA-202 tonearm, rewired, hybrid ceramic bearings
    Ortofon Cadenza Black moving coil cartridge
    Yannis Tome 423.5 Silver-Litz tonearm cable with KLEI Pure Silver Harmony plugs
    Ebony armboard
    Audio Technica MS-8 Magnesium headshell, Ortofon pure silver headshell leads
    Isonoe Isolation Feet
    Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules), DCSXL pure-silver DC lead with Jaegar low impedance connector
    CDP - Pioneer PD-91
    Speakers - Spendor D7
    QED Silver Spiral speaker cable, Airlock plugs - bare wire amp end.
    Mains - Ultra Pure silver plated un-switched socket, Missing link EPS 500 silver plated plugs with Hi-Fi Tuning gold plated silver ceramic 13 amp fuses

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    Join Date: Sep 2014

    Location: brighton uk.

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    I'm jamie.

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    setting the vta on a 2m black is rather reminiscent of a tour of duty in Vietnam!
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers ,Pioneer PLC-590 turntable,Pioneer PA-5000,Alphason HR-100S-MCS,Zeta tonearms,Denon 103SA Cartridge's,Denon HA-500 Head Amp, John Wood KT88 Valve Amp,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    Join Date: Apr 2011

    Location: London

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    I'm Robert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    setting the vta on a 2m black is rather reminiscent of a tour of duty in Vietnam!
    Whenever I had to go there / re-visit set up was torture ! Fatiguing and takes a lot of time and care. Not easy to nail quickly.

    I found the same with the Shibata-Quintet Black and my current Shibata-Cadenza Black.

    I knocked mine out of sweetspot by catching the anti skate with the carbon fibre brush a while back - could have cried. Tried on and off for ages to nail it still havnt and now my system has been switched off for the past month due to kitchen build work and other priorities around the house

    I can never seem to clock up any decent hours of listening on my system with one thing or the other which is a big bug bare that I hope one day will change
    My System:
    Amplification - Sansui AU-alpha 707 DR
    Turntable - Modified Technics SL1210 MK5G
    Mike New precision bearing, bearing base plate, ETP Platter
    Micro Seiki MA-202 tonearm, rewired, hybrid ceramic bearings
    Ortofon Cadenza Black moving coil cartridge
    Yannis Tome 423.5 Silver-Litz tonearm cable with KLEI Pure Silver Harmony plugs
    Ebony armboard
    Audio Technica MS-8 Magnesium headshell, Ortofon pure silver headshell leads
    Isonoe Isolation Feet
    Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules), DCSXL pure-silver DC lead with Jaegar low impedance connector
    CDP - Pioneer PD-91
    Speakers - Spendor D7
    QED Silver Spiral speaker cable, Airlock plugs - bare wire amp end.
    Mains - Ultra Pure silver plated un-switched socket, Missing link EPS 500 silver plated plugs with Hi-Fi Tuning gold plated silver ceramic 13 amp fuses

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