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So basically you've admitted

So basically you've admitted you bought a duffer ? Many people on this forum have tried to steer you but our advice never taken. For another £20 you could of had a 'decent' cart but as always you know best. The nag on that deck would of been lovely!  

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stevebrock wrote:

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So basically you've admitted you bought a duffer ? Many people on this forum have tried to steer you but our advice never taken. For another £20 you could of had a 'decent' cart but as always you know best. The nag on that deck would of been lovely!  

No. I don't know the best, and I did point out from the outset that I didn't want to spend shedloads on a cart that I may end up with -- the thought process was just practical. And no, it isn't a duffer... for the money it's very good, just doesn't quite have the all-round game as the ClearAudio.

Was looking at Nag MP-100, but couldn't find anyone on here with experience, hence I plumped for the Ortofon.

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stevebrock wrote:

So basically you've admitted you bought a duffer ? Many people on this forum have tried to steer you but our advice never taken. For another £20 you could of had a 'decent' cart but as always you know best. The nag on that deck would of been lovely!  

No. I don't know the best, and I did point out from the outset that I didn't want to spend shedloads on a cart that I may end up with -- the thought process was just practical. And no, it isn't a duffer... for the money it's very good, just doesn't quite have the all-round game as the ClearAudio.

Was looking at Nag MP-100, but couldn't find anyone on here with experience, hence I plumped for the Ortofon.

PP - The Nag MP110 is essentially an updated 100 - plenty of people on here with them - for £20 more!! It even improves upon the Elys2 massively

 

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plastic penguin wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

So basically you've admitted you bought a duffer ? Many people on this forum have tried to steer you but our advice never taken. For another £20 you could of had a 'decent' cart but as always you know best. The nag on that deck would of been lovely!  

No. I don't know the best, and I did point out from the outset that I didn't want to spend shedloads on a cart that I may end up with -- the thought process was just practical. And no, it isn't a duffer... for the money it's very good, just doesn't quite have the all-round game as the ClearAudio.

Was looking at Nag MP-100, but couldn't find anyone on here with experience, hence I plumped for the Ortofon.

Appreciate your financial position but if you had done a quick reccy of the forum you might have seen their is little love for the cheapest Ortofon. Very tricky to sell this on if you do intend to buy a Clearaudio later. The Nag would have ben a better bet, who knows you may have ended up keeping it. That's like. and that's hifi for you.

I you do appreciate the Clearaudio cartridges, I for one do not, then I hope you can afford one soon as that Ortofon really must be aggrevating.

 

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plastic penguin wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

So basically you've admitted you bought a duffer ? Many people on this forum have tried to steer you but our advice never taken. For another £20 you could of had a 'decent' cart but as always you know best. The nag on that deck would of been lovely!  

No. I don't know the best, and I did point out from the outset that I didn't want to spend shedloads on a cart that I may end up with -- the thought process was just practical. And no, it isn't a duffer... for the money it's very good, just doesn't quite have the all-round game as the ClearAudio.

Was looking at Nag MP-100, but couldn't find anyone on here with experience, hence I plumped for the Ortofon.

Appreciate your financial position but if you had done a quick reccy of the forum you might have seen their is little love for the cheapest Ortofon. Very tricky to sell this on if you do intend to buy a Clearaudio later. The Nag would have ben a better bet, who knows you may have ended up keeping it. That's life. and that's hifi for you.

If you do appreciate the Clearaudio cartridges, I for one do not, then I hope you can afford one soon as that Ortofon really must be aggrevating.

 

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

Tom Evans Audio Design amplification / Acoustic Zen speakers.

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Al ears wrote:

Al ears wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

So basically you've admitted you bought a duffer ? Many people on this forum have tried to steer you but our advice never taken. For another £20 you could of had a 'decent' cart but as always you know best. The nag on that deck would of been lovely!  

No. I don't know the best, and I did point out from the outset that I didn't want to spend shedloads on a cart that I may end up with -- the thought process was just practical. And no, it isn't a duffer... for the money it's very good, just doesn't quite have the all-round game as the ClearAudio.

Was looking at Nag MP-100, but couldn't find anyone on here with experience, hence I plumped for the Ortofon.

Appreciate your financial position but if you had done a quick reccy of the forum you might have seen their is little love for the cheapest Ortofon. Very tricky to sell this on if you do intend to buy a Clearaudio later. The Nag would have ben a better bet, who knows you may have ended up keeping it. That's life. and that's hifi for you.

If you do appreciate the Clearaudio cartridges, I for one do not, then I hope you can afford one soon as that Ortofon really must be aggrevating.

It's more of case of make-do and mend. The ClearAudio stylus was shot and as you can't replace it I had no alternative. Will I keep the current Pro-ject? Nah!

Meantime, I'm not going to throw money down the lav just to satisfy my hi-fi ego. Hold back until September/October and see where the spinny thing takes me. 

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When I came back to vinyl, I auditioned the 2M red, and thought it was a very good cartridge, but on comparing with the 2m blue, it was rather edgy and shrill in the highs, the blue was far more composed and a better bass delivery. Bought the Blue, fitted to an Audiomods V arm on an Inspire Apollo double plinth Acrylic T/T

When I had my Linn, I used dynavector 10 and later 20, but now they're 350 and 525 respectively, too expensive !!

I don't like warm carts, so would not like nag or grado, and I'm in a real dilemma over what cart and P/S to go for now, as have had disappointing experiences of Lehmann black cube SE and Trichord Dino with + power supply.

I've started a thread asking for help

1)Inspire Apollo/Audiomods V/2M bronze/LFD LE/Sonneteer Byron, Primare CD22, Cyrus CDi/ Primare pre 32 & 2 Primare A34.2 /Kef R500. 2)Rega Saturn/Primare I22/A34.2/Revel M106. 3)CD8se2 Lehmann cube/AKG701/Sen650

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