Quote: Originally Posted by roadtonowhere08 /img/forum/go_quote.gif I think some of you are missing the point. All you are reading is the last sentence. There is no debate that better cartridges will get more groove contact. I think we can all agree that this leads to less susceptibility to playing and emphasizing surface noise. This is what I fail to understand. if there are imperfections in the groove then surely greater groove contact would dig out more of the imperfections , not the reverse We need graphs and charts on this ! Quote: What is this nonsense with "magical midrange"? Based on what is said, he is saying that the midrange will mask the crackle by being over-emphasized. How is this high fidelity? Why is this garbage being spewed by one of the most respected people in music mixing/mastering? If it is in the recording, it should be played. When it is not, it is of lesser resolution. Period. It is possible for someone to be a "genius" in some specific dimensions but a fool in others, I remember a famous British Academic (John Taylor) -held chairs in Maths and Phyiscs in the USA and UK - a real domehead - was for several years taken in by Uri Geller - did recant this latter but was fooled bigtime at first.