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Hi all. I have a Denon DL160 (I originsally posted tht I had a DL-110 in error) cartridge on my Technics SL1210 table. Looking for a midprice cartridge change to alternate wIth the Denon. I love moving coils, years ago I had an early Dynavector Ruby Karat that I loved But it didn't suit my cheap Dual 505 Of the time.....

I still have a Dynavector DV6Z step up transformer if a low output unit comes along. Ideally I suppose I am looking for one from here that has had some use to reduce the cost.. Any suggestions or perhaps offers? Norm, Canberra

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Now that puts me in an awkward possition. I’ve been a MC addict most of my life but recently was converted by Audio Technica’s latest range of moving magnets. If you’d told me only six months ago I’d prefer one of these ‘inferior’ beasts to expensive moving coils I’d have told you you were mad. 

All I can do then is suggest you somehow listen to Audio Tecnica’s. VMN760SLC, VM750SH and VMN740 ML models.

Described by Noel KKeywood in HI-Fi World December 2017 as “They track well, produce far less distortion than all rivals and sound sparklingly clean, clear and forthright. "

 

https://audio-technica.com.au/products/vm750sh/

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I was going to joke "anything Grace" because I'm a fan so I decided to check the 'bay before posting and there are a three newly listed one's available, all up for auction.

 

An F8 (with ?RS8V stylus?), starting cheap, no bids yet:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Grace-F8-Cartridge-Stylus/303250901875?hash=item469b298b73:g:YUAAAOSwTsNdUMO-

 

An F8L, also starting cheap, no bids yet:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Grace-F8-Cartridge-Stylus/264425160593?hash=item3d90f7bf91:g:tmAAAOSwwKZdSQip

 

......and, if you want next level, a Level II w/Ruby stylus + Grace headshell, more expensive, many bids so far.:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GRACE-RUBY-phono-cartidge-with-LEVEL-II-body-plus-Genuine-HS-6-headshell/283572500523?hash=item42063cf82b:g:Y4EAAOSwEWldRR9f

 

You may pursue or ignore.....??

 

 

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16 hours ago, norman said:

Hi all. I have a Denon DL160 (I originsally posted tht I had a DL-110 in error) cartridge on my Technics SL1210 table. Looking for a midprice cartridge change to alternate wIth the Denon. I love moving coils, years ago I had an early Dynavector Ruby Karat that I loved But it didn't suit my cheap Dual 505 Of the time.....

I still have a Dynavector DV6Z step up transformer if a low output unit comes along. Ideally I suppose I am looking for one from here that has had some use to reduce the cost.. Any suggestions or perhaps offers? Norm, Canberra

Not cheap, but I have been using a Hana SL cartridge on my Technics 1210. Absolutely love it.

 

https://krispyaudio.com.au/products/hana-s-mc-cartridge.html

 

I also had a Denon DL-110 and Soundsmith Otello and while both are good, the Hana stands out head and shoulders.

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