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That's ok! Curiosity will lead me to a YT vid, perhaps.

Currently cheating my Technics harem with Eminent Technology ET2 arm, "An Undisclosed Cartridge", AGI 511 preamp, Jan Meier portable kit with crosfeed, JVC HA-S500 phones - Elkie Brooks "Nights in White Satin". A bit less extrovert SQ than the Sleeping Beauty, yet musically rewarding in somewhat different way.

 

It was Cassandra Wilson an hour ago, and will end up this evening probably with some cello - Casals, Dupre ...

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Rega P3-24 with Goldring 2200 cartridge. This is a very rhythmic player, it really get your feet tapping. Right now I am interested in fitting it with a Grado cartridge. Does anyone have any thoughts on what Grado cartridge to get without spending too much. Say best value for money below 150 USD?

 

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Rega P3-24 with Goldring 2200 cartridge. This is a very rhythmic player, it really get your feet tapping. Right now I am interested in fitting it with a Grado cartridge. Does anyone have any thoughts on what Grado cartridge to get without spending too much. Say best value for money below 150 USD?

 

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/archive/index.php/t-375786.html

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Currently cheating my Technics harem with Eminent Technology ET2 arm, "An Undisclosed Cartridge", AGI 511 preamp, Jan Meier portable kit with crosfeed, JVC HA-S500 phones - Elkie Brooks "Nights in White Satin". A bit less extrovert SQ than the Sleeping Beauty, yet musically rewarding in somewhat different way.

 

It was Cassandra Wilson an hour ago, and will end up this evening probably with some cello - Casals, Dupre ...

 

Ring him up...we got a winner!!!

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Rega P3-24 with Goldring 2200 cartridge. This is a very rhythmic player, it really get your feet tapping. Right now I am interested in fitting it with a Grado cartridge. Does anyone have any thoughts on what Grado cartridge to get without spending too much. Say best value for money below 150 USD?

 

Unless you're willing to pay for the wood-body Reference series, I would suggest just keeping the Goldring. The Ortofon 2M series performs very well on that arm too.

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Unless you're willing to pay for the wood-body Reference series, I would suggest just keeping the Goldring. The Ortofon 2M series performs very well on that arm too.

Ok that is interesting. I would have through the cheaper Grado cartridges could compete with it. What I am looking for is something that has a little more oomph than the goldring while still being insightful. Maybe that is not possible on a tight budget.  

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Ok that is interesting. I would have through the cheaper Grado cartridges could compete with it. What I am looking for is something that has a little more oomph than the goldring while still being insightful. Maybe that is not possible on a tight budget.  

Not exactly cheaper Grados can do it. If you can source a low impedance body ( Signature 8,

9 mH inductance ) at reasonable price, any stylus from 8MZ up will sound great. But TOTL, XTZ is serious money and law of diminishing returns is still in force.

 

Wood bodied versions without user replaceable styli are much higher priced for the same stylus quality. Just look how much $ is needed for the first nude mounted stylus in wooden line and compare it with the price of the first nude mounted stylus in the removable line. Removable stylus line can be a very cost effective solution.

 

If you want a special Grado, there is always http://www.avahifi.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=258&Itemid=226&74a0ad6b5f7a1df0ef4ab98b8fffbb41=386bab211b01952ab93d59dc16ac9c12

 

If you want the very best stylus on Grado: KAB Gold1 http://www.kabusa.com/frameset.htm?/grado.htm

 

It really boils down to $ and "sweet spot" Grado can be a very enjoyable experience. Grado can be VERY love/hate affair, depending on tonearm, system, listener preferences, etc - so before splashing serious money, try an inexpensive version to see if the house sound suits you. If you do not like say $ 70 Grado at all, there is litle chance you will be tempted to try Statement. I only menaged to get to hear the first woody with nude mounted stylus, IIRC that is Sonata.

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Hey guys, incredible thread. So much knowledge to be gained and so many beautiful photos.

 

I've been collecting vinyl of my favorite albums over the past few years and looking to get my first TT.

 

Found this on eBay and I'm wondering what you guys think price-wise and on the condition of it:

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/251243345523?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

 

Tossing up between maybe getting this or maybe a Rega RP3 or RP1.
 

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Hey guys, incredible thread. So much knowledge to be gained and so many beautiful photos.

 

I've been collecting vinyl of my favorite albums over the past few years and looking to get my first TT.

 

Found this on eBay and I'm wondering what you guys think price-wise and on the condition of it:

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/251243345523?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

 

Tossing up between maybe getting this or maybe a Rega RP3 or RP1.
 


I'd have to say straight up, there are better hi-fi focused tables out there for $800.

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This Linn Axis would be a far better table, and 300 AUD cheaper to boot.
This Pro-Ject Xpression MkIII is even 100 cheaper and much, much better. New and warantee.And has the looks too. Incl Ortofon 2M Red.
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I'd have to say straight up, there are better hi-fi focused tables out there for $800.
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See the post above yours

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Not anywhere near the best table. Gemini PT2000 direct drive. I know I've posted it before, with the Grado Green1 at the end of the arm. Well I added something called the 'Grado Longhorn' mod to the front of the cartridge body and I don't know how or why but tracking of the inner grooves has improved immensely! 

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Not anywhere near the best table. Gemini PT2000 direct drive. I know I've posted it before, with the Grado Green1 at the end of the arm. Well I added something called the 'Grado Longhorn' mod to the front of the cartridge body and I don't know how or why but tracking of the inner grooves has improved immensely! 

Longhorn - beerchug.gif !

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Could you elaborate what that is please?

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