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Upgrading Cartridge and/or TT

Hello,

I am getting the itch to upgrade. I've had a Rega P5 with a Dynavector 20XH (high output)for a few years. I really like it but want to upgrade to something that is audibly better and would be a lifetime purchase for me.

What would be an excellent low output mc catridge to work up to next? Alternatively, what are some ideas for a "final" TT/Arm/Cartridge combo that I could audition?

My budget is around $10K but I am trying to get a set up that is pretty close to the "best", so would be willing to spend more. I listen to rock, jazz and blues in that order.

Many thanks.

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Re: Upgrading Cartridge and/or TT

Somebody asked a similar question quite recently. Got lots of good advice.

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It was "jhendrix" himself. He started another similar thread. I guess he didn't like the original thread or has dementia. Not that there is anything wrong with either.

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Hello,

I am getting the itch to upgrade. I've had a Rega P5 with a Dynavector 20XH (high output)for a few years. I really like it but want to upgrade to something that is audibly better and would be a lifetime purchase for me.

What would be an excellent low output mc catridge to work up to next? Alternatively, what are some ideas for a "final" TT/Arm/Cartridge combo that I could audition?

My budget is around $10K but I am trying to get a set up that is pretty close to the "best", so would be willing to spend more. I listen to rock, jazz and blues in that order.

Many thanks.

You are double dipping, hendrix.

You beter be careful, we might sentence you to the death of a thousand cuts by a cheap MM cartridge needle.

The only pain worse than the cuts to your skin will be the sound to your ears.

Don't mess with us.

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Somebody asked a similar question quite recently. Got lots of good advice.

It is like deja vu all over again.

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I agree with Struts 100%

You can get advice and opinion here, you cannot get a buying decision for what you need. Once you get to the level's your talking about the boundaries of right and wrong are totally blurred. My right is Struts wrong and vice versa, but we could both be equally happy with entirely different items. If your looking to get a definitive statement that one peice of kit is better than than everything else then forget it, it just does not work that way.

What part of the world are you located in ? do you have dealers in reasonable distance ?

Alan

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I'll take the dive. You got $10k to spend. Here ya go...

http://www.needledoctor.com/Clearaudio-Innovation-Wood-Turntable?sc=2&category=45

Clearaudio Innovation Wood Turntable

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I am truly sorry folks! For some reason I have no recollection of the previous post. Obviously I posted it before. I guess I need to get more sleep! Please accept my sincere apologies.

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It is dementia! Don't worry, jhendrix, you'll fit in just fine around here!

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Lol, nah, we're not THAT old yet, are we? I am only... err... um...

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I am truly sorry folks! For some reason I have no recollection of the previous post. Obviously I posted it before. I guess I need to get more sleep! Please accept my sincere apologies.

LOL I love it!

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THE BOSS calls it Alzheimers Lite. Feels good to know I'm not the only sufferer..

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Ambien?

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No, I mean forgetting to do things/forgetting that I have done them. Happily I don't have a problem sleeping (no doubt, I hear you thinking, down to my clear conscience). I only use ambien when I get back from a business trip on a Friday badly jetlagged and have to face a weekend of the microvandals.

Now, what was I doing...

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I am starting to think I am afflicted with the dreaded "D" disease. On the happier side, I did check the previous post and good advice it was. I just ordered the Groovetracer sub-platter upgrade. Thanks to everyone who responded to that post and sorry again for this one.

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Great. Please let us know how you get on.

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When I'm exposed to the right/wrong type of smoke I forget things ..... what was I sayin'?

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