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hey commsys...(ortofon 2m blue cartridge)

actually, anyone can weigh in here. i have the music hall mmf-2.2 TT. i was thinking about upgrading the cartridge. someone on another forum has the ortofon 2m blue phono cartridge on their music hall TT and he likes it more than the music hall tracker that came with the TT. is this a good choice? is there another cartridge that would be a better bang for the buck? thanks, john

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hcsunshine wrote:

actually, anyone can weigh in here. i have the music hall mmf-2.2 TT. i was thinking about upgrading the cartridge. someone on another forum has the ortofon 2m blue phono cartridge on their music hall TT and he likes it more than the music hall tracker that came with the TT. is this a good choice? is there another cartridge that would be a better bang for the buck? thanks, john

The Clearaudio Concept V2 is $250 at Needle Doctor. I would recommend that.
When I had the 2.2 I used that cartridge for some time and liked it.

I am now using the MMF-7 with a Micro Benz Ace cartridge, but the price on
that cartridge has gone way up due to the Swiss exchange rate.

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thanks commsysman...

for replying. I will definitely look into this clearaudio concept V2. so it has good bass response and is nice sounding overall? i just wanted to add that i had the rega RP1 TT and it had the ortofon OM-5e cartridge and it had poor bass. I'm not sure if this was a function of the cartridge or the TT. even though the blue is prolly way better than the OM-5e, it still made me a lil weary. thanks again for introducing a new alternative for me.

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the edit function is not working so...

when I said it made me a lil weary, I meant the prospect of going back to an ortofon cartridge again.

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hcsunshine wrote:

for replying. I will definitely look into this clearaudio concept V2. so it has good bass response and is nice sounding overall? i just wanted to add that i had the rega RP1 TT and it had the ortofon OM-5e cartridge and it had poor bass. I'm not sure if this was a function of the cartridge or the TT. even though the blue is prolly way better than the OM-5e, it still made me a lil weary. thanks again for introducing a new alternative for me.

The Clearaudio cartridge had good bass when I used it on the 2.2. I liked that combination a lot, but I sold it when I moved, because I already had the MMF-7 at the newer house.

I have never been an Ortophon fan, personally.

I actually tried a Grado cartridge first, but it could not be used because there is a grounding issue that causes the unshielded Grado cartridge to have a HUGE hum with the 2.2; incompatible.

The Benz Micro Silver is $425 from Needle Doctor, and that is definitely very good also.

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Don't neglect the phono preamp; the bass could be an issue there.

I was using the Musical Fidelity V-LPS with that setup, and it is very good.

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...the musical fidelity V-LPS 2 as well.

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