Is there cartridge that would IMPROVE upon the Sumiko Blue Point #2, for not more than $500? I'm wondering if the Dynavector 10x5 would do it. I would like more guts and dimensionality (words that may not specifically help, I know!)
Audio-Technica AT-OC9/III for $500 from LP Gear will give you all the guts and dimensionality you can bear. Otherwise, the Dynavector 10x5 would be significantly better than the Sumiko.
Thanks jackfish. Wish one could audition cartridges but that's essentially impossible. One must depend on reviews and recommendations and I appreciate yours. I have a phono stage (Pro-Ject Phono Box S) which is adequate and can handle low output mc's like the AT. But the Dynavector output would give me a lower noise floor I reckon