Noted with thanks. Do you like it with your RP1?
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Thanks for sharing. That's a nice setup. I also read similar comment on the Mani. I figure I can use my Soloist with pre-amp to speakers, or amp to headphone. I might get a tube amp down the road.
Glad you like yours!
Thanks for the advice. I was eying a Prestige Blue, but there are some worrisome reviews about Grado's whole line of P-mount cartridges when it comes to heavily layered music. I wish that Ortofon still made their old line of P-Mount cartridges so I could at least consider another option at this price point. It seems that Grado has the market cornered, aside from some cheaper Audio-Technica options that I can't easily distinguish from one another. If an adapter likely wouldn't work out that well, I guess Grado is the only real choice.
I would suggest, STRONGLY, Grado Gold. In P-Mount or universal 1/2" version.
I did mount one recently to a Technics linear tracking TT - and was astonished at the precision this relatively inexpensive cartridge is made/performs. Whatever it costs, it is MUCH more than just worth the difference to any of its lesser siblings..
Provided you can adjust it optimally for everything. In my case, only a slight azimuth correction was required - and the thing performs unbelievably well. I did not have time to record the setting up as a primer - but one would be really hard pressed to improve upon this combo. In Technics linear arms, Grado consistently performs better than in anything else yet tried ( short of Dynavector arm(s) ) .
Remember - Gold is selected out of all the production for this model - and only a handful % meet the criteria. For precision of this calibre to be guaranteed , you would have to make a much BIGGER hole in your pocket. It's not cheap , but sure is a bargain value - worth every cent.