When my new MCR603 arrives it will come with a new Pro-Ject Phono Box SEII pre-amp. This will offer me the flexibility of either MM or MC cartridge compatability.
Presently my Systemdek IIX/RB250 uses an Ortofon 2M Blue MM which is far from the end of its life, and I'm more than happy with it. However, in the future should I need to replace it, would a move to a comparatively priced (£150/£200) MC cartridge be an upgrade or just a sideways move with a different sound/presentation?
Am I right in thinking that unlike a MM one, you cannot replace the stylus in a MC cart? Once its done, you need to replace the whole unit.
I'm thinking long term here, not in the immediate future, but generally speaking does a good MC beat a good MM. Probably too general a question but I'd be interested in your thoughts on the merits of both.