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In the Forum: Analog Playback
In the Thread: Audiophile Re-issues: What's Lost and What's Gained?
Post Subject: TractionPosted by Paul S on: 6/3/2009

Romy, that's pretty much what I had in mind when I griped about the "premium" silent vinyl vs the old, scratchier stuff; no traction.

Stitch, of course the idea is to get to as much great music as possible, and a hard-tracing stylus is only one angle (sorry...).  And as you know, most of the modern stylus profiles found on the expensive audiophile cartridges are set-up for their audiophile counterparts, the audiophile re-issues; they drive me out of the room on older vinyl or styrene.

I wound up painting myself into a corner with just one arm and one cartridge, but I really think it would be better to have two or three cartridges that are optimized for the variety of originals  and re-issues I have.

Like I said, I have more than a few re-issues, and I keep on the lookout for certain originals.

If I were limited to your choice of choices, I think I might also go with original LPs and a $900.00 cartridge.

Since I paid $800.00 for the MC 3000 II, I guess I should blow the difference on originals immediately...

Too bad so many of the best originals now cost as much as a decent cartridge...

Best regards,
Paul S

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