Nagaoka MP 110 Hi-Fi turntable cartridge systems
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It will indeed pick up flaws, mainly due to the high output, flattish frequency response, extreme stylus profile, and other design factors. the AT 440mlb , I tried one of those for a while and didn't really like the sound, I found it a bit 'bright' and tiring to listen to . I did exchange the ML because I thought I was at about 500hrs with the ML and I wanted something to compare.
Sometimes, after an initial cleaning, if the record still has some noise, I run it through the cleaner again, let it "soak" a little to loosen the grime, and clean again as usual.but admittedly i was trying to get the best out of it in a Dual cs 505/II with a ultra low mass arm. By the way, this would be going on a Harman Kardon T-45 C turntable, if that makes any difference as far as compliance/compatibility.
I'm puzzled by your comments on the MP11, in my system i found just the opposite to what your comments were.If I was forced to use a conical or elliptical (particular crappy bonded ones) for all of my records, I would have chucked my turntable out the window 6 months after trying to get back into vinyl 7-8 years ago and gone back to CD + digital only. I've noticed the more careful I try to be with nice things, the more likely I am to get nervous and accidentally somehow break them. the most interesting aspect of the hi-fi world review for me was the green frequency plot line in the graph of the mp11.
Bar none, Grado does have my loyalty for sure, in fact they started me on my quest for quality sound. TT is a Denon DP23-F that I got a few months ago "almost new" for €40 in replacement of my AT-LP5 that I never really liked. tell me why there is such a difference between a Denon Dl103 and an AT Vm95C, both of which have the same conical stylus.Everything is tested by our dedicated team of in-house reviewers in our custom-built test rooms in London, Reading and Bath. OK, back to the question : after a year using AT440MLB, I was never really happy with it being a bit too "bright" for my ears.