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Advice on pairing MM cart with Assession

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    Posted: 21 Apr 2020 at 1:12am
Hi gentlemen, I'm a new member and working on upgrading my phono system. I have a Rega P9 turntable with the RB1000 tonearm that I'm pretty happy with. I am planning to upgrade my phono preamp to the Assesssion. I haven't purchased a cartridge in years and am looking for advice for a good match with my "new" system. I'm trying to keep the cart budget under $1k (MM).  Any advice would be extremely appreciated.
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It seems that many people are happy with the Hana range and they’ve got a bit of a reputation for value for money. Personally, I very much enjoyed my time with the Ortofon 2M Black and Bronze. I’m sure there are plenty of other recommendations, too. Good luck!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CageyH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2020 at 7:39am
Hana are MC, but a High Output Hana May well work.
For a good MM cartridge, you have the Ortofon 2M range, the Audio Technica VM750SH, VM760SLC , Nagaoka MP500 and the Audionote IQ, as well as many others.

It is difficult to suggest which cartridge may be best, as synergy with your system and personal preference need to be taken into consideration.
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Hi,
To the good suggestions already add the MusicMaker 3.
I ran one in a P9/RB1000 successfully for a few years. The RB1000 was at the time the only Rega arm the cartridge maker was happy with for the MM3.

Edited by RichW - 21 Apr 2020 at 8:14am
Elevator, Accession M, Majestic/Enigma, Reflex M, CuSat & Lautus.
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I use a Hana SH with an Accession MM after a couple of years of Ortofon 2M black use.

For me the Hana is more enjoyable and less stark than the 2m Black which I started to find wearing.

I think Chris is another Hana user, but I cannot remember what with.

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Mine's a Hana SH too Smile
It's lovely detailed cart, with a nicely balanced neutral sound.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Robnpg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jun 2020 at 8:33pm
Assuming you want to stray away from the Rega Carts? When I had a Rega, I loved how their carts paired with their tables. Plug and play was so simple :)
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