Bit of a noob in the world of high-end analog. I've been running a Rega P1 with a Sumiko Blue Point cartridge for a little under a year now. I've been happy with the sound. However, my cartridge has ended up with a bent cantilever somehow (thinking roomate/friend, but who knows), and won't track to the inner grooves of a side.
Sumiko apparently offers a discount on repair, OR a discounted upgrade. This has me tempted to jump on the upgrade, but I'm worried about getting too much cartridge for my 'table, so to speak. What are folks' thoughts on quality of turntable relative to quality of cartridge? Does it ever make sense to have a cartridge more expensive than the table it's mounted to?