How does your Tsugaru compare to the other cartridge(s) that you have on hand?
for now it is my only Koetsu, and with Koetsu headshell on the IKEDA 407, its sound great, very very musical (whatever that mean) and with a wall big presentation.
it is like (i think) most Koetsu's very "Mid" oriented so his sound signature is very Lush, liquid and big.
But, i think it is more suitable to Rock or Jazz Music if i need to choose it V.s the others i've got. i listen mostly to Classical music, and with HUGE orchestra or piano kind of numbers, i would like more resolution and dynamics with some more open high frequencies and natural voicing. also i think K' sound house timber is a little odd, its a nice odd, but still.
that why i'm thinking maybe to get one of the stones body Koetsu's. to get that K magic with all of the above detail and resolution. a different "voicing" cart, i can handle and its probably cool thing to have. for tailor some printing in to it.
after all i said, i think it was a great Buy and its a beautiful cartridge to look at and to play with! i have several lp's that was never sound so good till i played them with the Tsugaru.
i have my finger crosse that the Blue lace or the Coralstone will do everything WAY better and still will play that Big and liquid. that will be a dream cart.