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So mine, and probably yours as well biggest nightmare came true. I was cleaning my table with a swifter that puffs out and went to drop my needle and heard a scratching noise so I lifted the arm up right away and my stylus is hanging out to the extreme right side, not even left field but right ahhhhh. Its just broke in to, its the Exact by Rega for my P5.

What now? I have the Rega fono and a Moon LP3 that is MM and MC all I have to do is lift the lid and flick the switch for MC on the Moon. What cartridge would anyone else go with, I like the rega but since its done now it is the time to move.

I listen to it all from Metallica-Tori Amos-Willie Nelson

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Boing, you have now become a fully paid up member of the cart bouncers club. So whats your budget mike.

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Mike_Schmidt:I  was cleaning my table with a swifter that puffs out

You mean a Swiffer?

I use Pledge Fluffy dusters but only on the outside of the turntable with the lid closed!


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Since im in Canada a new Rega Exact I can get for 500 but I would bounce that up to 750 or so. So this club we do not dare speak of!!!

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Chebby thats the one, thats the one that got me.

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So just over 400max of our quidies ?

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Ortofon 2M Bronze, or the Black. Both are good, both are MM and both ought to be within your budget and both have enjoyed fine reviews.

See also Goldring 1022-GX at around £180. Superb for the money.

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or dynavector great but not cheap

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What is the difference between a MM and MC I hear great things about the 10X which is a MC and I hear the new Ortofon Black is good and is MM.

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heres the tecnical stuff http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_cartridge

practically output is less so youre phono amp needs a mc input and you cant change needles your moon has mc input so no problem

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Here's my tip for dusting turntables. Gets in all the nooks and crannies, gives you plenty of control and is stylus friendly. Also, always dust with the stylus guard on - it only takes the slightest of knocks to wreck it. Imaging doing what you did to a £2k stylus! I know this advice is all well and good after the event but personally I wouldn't have that Swiffer anywhere near my tt.




For a 500 GBP replacement I would be looking at the Audio-Technica OC9ML/II or the Ortofon Rondo Blue (for MC) and the Ortofon 2M Black (for MM). I have not had a Rega cart so cannot comment on the virtues of them.

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This is exactly why I never dust it is far too risky.

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Iam looking more towards the Ortofon Black for some richness and from what I have read its not the best MM around but for the price it handles its own and Im not overshooting my P5 and TTPSU with this Cart. Iam not sure how many of you have heard Parasound but I own the JC2 pre and A21 power with the Proac's so Im looking for some thickness especially for the harder rock I like to listen to. Iam in the right direction with this cartridge for that affect?

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You know, guys, there's this brilliant new format for storing digital copies of music, called Compact Disc. It's going to be huge....

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its going to be huge alright and "perfect" man I cant wait for that perfect format to come. so clean and pure you feel dirty afterwards

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Mike_Schmidt:Iam looking more towards the Ortofon Black for some richness .....      ....so Im looking for some thickness especially for the harder rock I like to listen to. I am in the right direction with this cartridge for that affect?

Hmmm. For specifically what you are asking for above, I would recommend the Goldring 1042. Rich, deep dark bass, drama aplenty, HUGE soundstage (for a MM) and works with Rega RB arms like they were made for each other.


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