Again analogsurviver being as professional as ever. Here's the close up pictures of the tonearm. I believe it is not resized, so if you download the pictures it will show you the original resolutions.
I am not comfortable to spend a lot on this turntable yet. I am planning to invest in some good near field speakers such as the HiVi / Swan M200MKII maybe. The Grado Black I've showed you guys previously is actually out of curiosity and price point. As we all know Grado do produce some great headphones, so I have faith in the brand. Now that you've mentioned how they'll hum, yes they would probably hum on my TT as it's a DD and the motor is directly under the spindle. Guess I'm going to need to find a better one.
Scoured through youtube (more like the first page LOL) to find videos about the Audio Technica AT440MLa, I stumbled upon this video.
At first I was in the favor of the Shure cart, but then as the video progressed, I immediately notice how good the AT carts are at treating and reproducing the vocals. Closer listening reveals that though the cart is somewhat unforgiving compared to the Shure, it sounds a lot more articulative and detailed. The Shure is more forgiving, however the whole sound feels a little "small" (I guess that's how I could put it to words) compared to the AT. But still budget rules over me. You know how college students are.
I'm not very comfortable stating how much I am willing to pay for a new cart, but if I really need to put a price on it then it would be strictly $70 and below, INCLUDING POSTAGE to Malaysia. That amounts to around RM210, about two weeks worth of food money lol. I eat like a pig.
I wonder how I managed to keep my figure though.
Anyway, just want to let this off my chest, last night I played Dark Side of The Moon at 3.1 VTF. It sounded really close to the vinyl rip version I have in my computer... And I feel guilty like I was cheating on my diet.
I'm trying to find more information regarding Red Ed carts. Other than that, I'm pretty much good.
I found this discussion comparing the Ortofon Omega with the Red Ed elliptical
I have to admit, I can't hear much discernible difference between the two, throw in a cart that cost maybe 3-4 times their price and maybe I could (like that comparison video between the AT and Shure cart).
Edited by penmarker - 1/10/13 at 12:53pm