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Cartridge Help Please MC/MM

Looking for some help>

 

I am in the process of upgrading my turntable to a Roksan Radius 5.2, I now need to decide on a cartridge.  I am between the following Goldring 1042, Goldring GL2500, Ortofon Bronze or Ortofon Rondo Red MC.

 

Any input or advice greatfully recived??

 

Lee

 

 

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RE: Cartridge Help Please MC/MM

As your Rega phono will only work with Moving Magnet cartridges this will somewhat shorten your list.

Unless you are prepared to spend more money on a new phono preamp you are best sticking with moving magnet.

Out of you list I would go for the Goldring 1042 as it will sit well with the Roksan TT and indeed the amp.

 

Motto: Never pay full price for anything, there is always room to haggle!

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RE: Cartridge Help Please MC/MM

Alears,

 

thanks for the reply.

 

i am more than happy investing in a new phone stage if that will give a better result.  I was thinking a trichord dino or a leema elements upgrade for a MM or MC as well.  If the constraint of the phono stage was gone what is the right choice.

thanks for your help

 

lee

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RE: Cartridge Help Please MC/MM

It would depend on your budget for a cartridge.

Although I love the moving coils I have had I would say that spending less than £400 on one is a false ecomomy.

If you can do this fine, and I do not use Ortofon cartridges so cannot advise you there, otherwise by the best moving magnet you can get. Have a look at some reviews as there are better ones than the Goldrings you mention.

 

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RE: Cartridge Help Please MC/MM

Lee, I saw in another thread that you are planning a home loan of Graham Slee's Reflex C.  You could consider the Reflex M + Elevator which would keep you MM/MC options open.  It might be worth posting this same question on the Graham Slee Forum; I know there re people there with opinions you might find useful.

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