hi! i'm a first time "poster" here...i'd like to find out your comments and recommendation about the Shure V15V-MR (not V15Vx-MR)...i'm being sold one at US$60 only, used for about 20-hours, pristine condition...i know there's a stereophile review of this before but can't locate it anymore...are they the same (or maybe almost the same) in performance with the VX-MR?? i got word that they have the same construction, etc...only difference is the color of the cart's body...i'm using grado green cart right now for my goldring gr1 TT (with rega 250 tonearm)...will this be a "dramatic" upgrade...thanks so much for the help!
This is the cartridge I'm presently using on a VPI Scoutmaster. There's a nice fullness to the sound, but I get the sense there's a whole lot more transparency and harmonic complexity to be had with better cartridges. I also find the sound a tad sluggish. That said, there's still a rightness to my analogue front end that keeps me grinning like nobody's business. I'm looking to upgrade to a better cart as soon as funds permit... in your case, for 60 bucks, I doubt there'll much to complain about. I have no idea if it will be better than your current setup... perhaps, someone who's heard both can offer something more informative.