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I agree with David MC can be very expensive and some good MM carts can be as good as an entry level MC carts and you don't have the expense of re tipping or replacing the cart (but then I know some would not entertain MM) because they say MC carts are superior sound wise
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote patientot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Nov 2020 at 10:59pm
Originally posted by lfc jon lfc jon wrote:

I agree with David MC can be very expensive and some good MM carts can be as good as an entry level MC carts and you don't have the expense of re tipping or replacing the cart (but then I know some would not entertain MM) because they say MC carts are superior sound wise

Many will disagree of course but I've never heard any "budget" sub-$1K MC that impressed me much. The best MCs I've heard cost thousands of dollars, well beyond what is practical for me. 

The combo of a good MM and a G.S. preamp work very well for me. 

For now, I don't bother with MC and enjoy my records and MM/MI carts. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Aussie Mick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 5:34am
I adored my Ortofon 2M Black - Reflex M combo, but it always made me wonder how much better things could get. Accession MC and a Rega Apheta 2 bury it musically and in terms of hifi type assessments. As it should considering the cost. 
However, the fundamental musical correctness of the Slee electronics I think is at the heart of getting the most from either technology
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote panatha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 5:26pm
Thank you all for your comments. I guess that the discussion on MM & MC is a never ending one. I become more and more convinced to stick with MM and try to get the best out of it and leave MC for the future (though I doubt it).

Any thought, comments, concerns regarding the following options would be very helpful

-        Gram amp 2 se; 

-        Gram amp 2 se with PSU1

-        Era gold V

-        Reflex M (second hand at about 500, if any)

At an earlier post I’ve said that I would like to keep it lower than 500, but 3 out of the 4 options above are at 500 (and possibly slightly higher)…

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fatmangolf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 5:43pm
Fair enough. Always better to enjoy what you have!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lfc jon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Nov 2020 at 7:44pm
I am not going add to the MM v MC debate as I have no experience with MC carts. All I know is it's expensive.
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I would say stick to your budget and get the Gram amp2 se it is vary good (and see how you get on with it) If you are happy with it then add the PSU1. Or what about this, buy the GA2 se and buy more new music it is what HiFi is for, listening to "music".
Do let us all know what you end up with.
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