Can poor quality vinyl damage stylus?
Hi folks now that I have my rpm5 I'm delighted but reluctant to run out and buy lots of secondhand records. My question is if I buy dusty or grimey secondhand vinyl will I damage or shorten the lifespan of the stylus? Second question is around the ortofhon alpha cartridge. Is it pretty decent? It's early days but I think I can notice an improvement over the rega rp1 I had before. One final question. I'm connecting the tt to my denon 3310 and using the stereo mode. Is that the best or should I be using direct mode? Cheers mick