from left to right clockwise:
Nagaoka MP500, Signet TK5Ea, Signet TK7Ea,
Signet TK7SU, Signet TK7LCa, Empire4000 DIIIGold
Grace F9, Shure V15Y-MR, Shure V15 III-HE
ATN-150MLX, AT155LC, Shure VN5xMR
not displayed: Ortofon 2M black, Garrott P-77, Shure VN-78E
3 thoughts on “MM carts”
E. I find that so many people in the ‘high end’ ignore these fine gems. Many feel that only MC cartridges are the ones to consider. Changing the load and finding the ‘correct’ tonearm makes a huge difference.
you’re absolutely right! In fact you need a good phono pre (e.g. the EMT JPA66) for proper MM loading.
Even with MCs you need finding the correct matching spool on the other side of the cartridge’s spool. But most people do not care at all. The difference is the knowledge, a kind of investment and the will to experiment.
I have several of these gems, my favorite is the TK-7SU. How does the Empire4000 DIIIGold hold up.