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    Default Another best LOMC cartridge for €1k thread

    I will soon be in the market for a new LOMC cartridge for around €1k.

    Current thoughts are an ART-9, as I really like my AT33PTG/II.
    Are there any others worth looking at in this price range?
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    Hana ML

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    Might be worth looking at the Benz Micro Wood SL as another option to the Art 9


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    Yep Hana ML gets my vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
    Yep Hana ML gets my vote.

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    Yep, forgot to mention the Hana, probably the best of the bunch at this price point.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
    Yep Hana ML gets my vote.

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    I like mine for sure, having tried a Zu Audio Denon 103, Denon 103, 103R, Denon 304 II, Zyx R100 twice, Ortofon 2M Black, Ortofon Kontrapunkt B and AT PTG33II, I prefer the Hana ML

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    Benz would be good.
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    I use an AT-ART9XI. This is the replacement for the ART 9 and is a step-up in SQ over the ART 9. The AT-ART9XI is 200 quid or so more than the original ART 9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyb View Post
    I like mine for sure, having tried a Zu Audio Denon 103, Denon 103, 103R, Denon 304 II, Zyx R100 twice, Ortofon 2M Black, Ortofon Kontrapunkt B and AT PTG33II, I prefer the Hana ML
    Looks like you’re a bit of a Denon aficionado. I’ve a brand new (NOS) Denon 103 Pro Hyphonic that’s sat in the draw for the past two years. Must get round to giving it a try.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyse6748 View Post
    Looks like you’re a bit of a Denon aficionado. I’ve a brand new (NOS) Denon 103 Pro Hyphonic that’s sat in the draw for the past two years. Must get round to giving it a try.


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    Probably more to do with the price, but I do like them too, the Zu Audio one being the best, should never have sold it, but then again I didn't own the Fidelity Research FR64fx arm at the time

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