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Mm cartridge recommendations wanted

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    Posted: 14 Apr 2019 at 9:31pm
Hi there.

I currently run a DV10X5 on a modded Gyro/rb250 combo.

The cartridge is heading for 10 years old so I'm thinking about a replacement.

I like the bouncy (dynamic) nature of the 10X5 and it seems to cover most bases pretty well but its a long time since I heard a modern mm cartridge.

Listening encompasses jazz, classical, pop and classic rock.  Electronics and 'beats' are not my cup of tea.

What would other forum members recommend.


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If on a splurge, Nagaoka MP-500 is the best I have ever heard for those musical styles. As a cheaper alternative, you probably can't go wrong with an Audio Technica VM540 (I have the previous 440MLa, which is reportedly almost identical).


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What is your budget and where in the world are you located? IIRC the RB250 is somewhere around 11 or 12g effective mass, is that correct? 
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Correct re effective mass.

Budget is a replacement 10x5 or thereabouts.

I'm particularly interested in the views of those who have heard a 10x5 up against the latest mm competition if there is anyone on the forum who has done that.
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I can't help you with the 10x5, but it is interesting to note that Dyna put a new, better stylus on the latest iteration of the 10x5 vs. the old one so that takes some of the sting out of the price increase. 
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I just put an Ortofon 2M Bronze on my AR ES-1. It replaced a Sumiko Blue Point Special; an Mc cartridge. So far, I am thrilled with the Bronze. I found the Blue Point Special a bit bright on higher frequencies. To me, the Bronze sounds warmer and more accurate all around. Hope this helps.
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