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   If you like the RP6, wait just a little longer and get the Ania cartridge (MC) if MC is where you want to go. I’ve heard and thought it was quite excellent. Sweetening the deal is the Rega dealer offer of buying them as a bundle and saving plenty on the cartridge. Reviews of that combo ring true to my listening experience.
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Originally posted by BackinBlack BackinBlack wrote:

Welcome to the forum Colin.
In deciding which way to go, the first consideration has to be budget. A good MM such as those from Audio Technica, Nagaoka or Ortofon and A Reflex M will give you a most satisfying combination, even the Gram Amp 2SE will be a significant improvement over many phono stages.
Moving up to the Accession MM will bring about the best sound you'll get from MM.
Going on to MC cartridges will require considerably more investment to better the best of MM in my opinion. If your budget runs to good MCs then I believe that the Accession MC will get the best from them, but that is uncharted territory for me as yet.
The loan program is quite unique and an excellent way to decide on what you want.

Happy Listening

Thanks for posting this Ian. I am currently using a Sumiko Blue Point Special on my turntable, but tomorrow I will be switching that out for an Ortofon 2M Bronze. I was in the same boat as Colin, wondering if I should stay on the MC track or switch to MM. In the end I decided to switch to MM, thanks to posts like yours and other research I did. I am in the process of organizing a loan program so I can make a decision between the Era Gold, Reflex M and Accession M.
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