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groovegrunge
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Trying to decide on an MM cartridge

Hello All,

I'm thinking of a cartridge upgrade for my Denon DP-47F. I am currently running a Shure M97xE. Right I am trying to decide between a Grado (Red) or an Ortofon (Red) or maybe (blue).
Any thoughts anyone? I am currently limited to MM carts only.

Thanks

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Re: Trying to decide on an MM cartridge

You might also consider Moving Iron. See Soundsmith.com I love my The Voice Ebony, but kind find some much less expensive alternatives.

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Re: Trying to decide on an MM cartridge

The Grados and Ortofons technically are moving iron cartridges. The overall character of those two lines have a fairly similar house sound. I would say the Grados cannot be topped in the under $1k range when it comes to midrange quality and emotional appeal.

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