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Dj57
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Cartridge for jazz music on vinyl

Hi,

I have an ATVMN40ML cartridge and was wondering what is your take on a cartridge for jazz music?
I am quite happy with this one but wonders what is your choice?

Thx,
JF

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I'm using Hana EL. It is a

I'm using Hana EL. It is a moving coil cartridge. I'm listening to many different types of music, but this cartridge really shines with jazz- just today I got Gill Evans' "Out of the Cool" - and with Hana I feel that I was given a secret preview of the notes that were hidden from me with my previous cartridge.

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Switching to low output

Switching to low output moving coil carts has really been amazing for me in terms of jazz vinyl. I've been using both AT33Sa and VAS Ebony 103, and I find the music has more air, detail and depth. Not to say a good MM can't deliver the same results. I'm sure there are several. I also use a VM750SH, which is MM, on another deck and the Shibata really gets the jazz finer points as well. Just a little less in my experience.

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Switching to low output

Switching to low output moving coil carts has really been amazing for me in terms of jazz vinyl. I've been using both AT33Sa and VAS Ebony 103, and I find the music has more air, detail and depth. Not to say a good MM can't deliver the same results. I'm sure there are several. I also use a VM750SH, which is MM, on another deck and the Shibata really gets the jazz finer points as well. Just a little less in my experience.

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MC

My experience exactly! To be honest I never had a truly high-end MM cartridge, and can only compare to Ortofon 2M Blue. I always wanted to test the MC, but my old phono couldn't really deliver it. As soon as I got a proper phono unit that can handle MC, I got Hana (I also upgraded my deck to the newly introduced SL1200GR)- and I'm listening wll my old Miles Davis and Mingus records like I never heard them before.

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Agree! MCs are built for jazz

Agree! MCs are built for jazz, acoustic, singer-songwriter music. Really makes a difference. Another step I took is to buy the AT33MONO. I have so many old mono jazz albums now I wanted to experience them as best as I could. I have an SL-1200 MK2 and, as you know, the head shells are so easy to switch out. So I have one head shell for stereo albums and another for mono. I find the mono cart brings the music forward a bit more than just a mono switch on the pre that sums the channels.

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