Yes, absolutely. A wonderful cartridge. I had Benz LP S on a second 4point 14 headshell but very rarely used it after I bought the CAR 60.
Is there new thinking about high-compliance carts/high-mass arms to read about?Was your 4 point 14 a trade in on the Safir? Now that compelling evidence is surfacing around relatively high compliance carts working marvelously with high mass arms, I'm tempted to move to a 14 myself... As a baby step towards a Safir... Maybe.
Is there new thinking about high-compliance carts/high-mass arms to read about?
I'm currently running a 4 Point 14 with a Kuzma CAR40. Probably needs some tweaking still. Might swap out or add a new cart in future.
Korf audio blog concluded same. At least where tonearm mass is higher than expected to be a perfect match.
Seems if tonearm is lighter than expected to be a perfect match ( low compliance cart with light arm ) there is more probability of issue than vice versa.
Hooray. Run an arm over 12g and enjoy all the carts
It all depends on how tolerant you are of pumping woofers.You could read the white paper. Lately, though, I've been playing with and measuring a few of the "famed" MM carts of yesteryear and they tend to have compliances of 25 or so. My tonearm mass is 18g and, do the math for 6-8gm cartridges plus 1gm or so for screws, I'm way out of the canonical resonance window. My conclusion thus far is that it doesn't matter. At least a few tonearm manufacturers seem to concur, though draw your own conclusions as you will...
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