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Rensselaer

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Didn’t see it mentioned here so I will add another I feel is worth considering; the Nagaoka MP-50 (though that model has been replaced with new and improved Nagaoka MP-500, I have no experience with it to know if it improves on the sound of the 50 or not).
 

PeterA

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I now have this Technics moving magnet cartridge on my table as well as a Colibrí GC “Elite” moving coil. They are both excellent. There is a rightness to the moving magnet with great balance and weight. The moving coil adds just a little bit more resolution and perhaps a bit of dynamics but it’s close. The price difference is significant.

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Fishfood

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I went through a multi year Decca phase. Ended up with a Super Gold with a Paratrace stylus. It was heaven but finicky. Maybe a little bass shy, but I'm sure that was the arm match which is tricky. If you've got the patience, a Decca is pretty incredible for not a huge buy in.
 

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