New (old) record player - no idea what I'm doing
I have just acquired my father's old turntable - a Technics SL-120 with a SME 3009 S2 'improved' tone arm, and I want to make sure I'm getting the best from it. It is working perfectly, but after 15 years sitting in a cupboard, I'm thinking it might be worthwhile fitting a new cartridge. How do I go about choosing which one to get?
From what I've read (a lof of which isn't making much sense to me yet), the 'improved' arm would benefit from a high compliance Moving Magnet cartridge, due to the mass? Is that correct? Will any MM cartridge fit, or are they different sizes? Where is the best place to go for one - preferably online, although I am in Glasgow if anyone knows any good places to go to here?
Would I also benefit from getting a new phono cable?
Sorry for all the questions - any help gratefully received.