I use a Technics SL-1210 mk2's with the stock arm and Stanton 681SE's or 681eee
pre-amp I use is a vintage American disco mixer which is all discrete and runs in Class
(Bozak CMA 10-2DL)
My friend had some Rega RB-301's mounted on his
SL-1200mk2's with some Grado's and it sounded very nice, to me at least.
have Grado's but I don't use them any more as they suffer from too much induced hum
where's the Stanton's or any other cart I've had for that matter is pretty much
For the Thoren's I'm not sure what arm I'd put and I'm not really
familiar with that TT, some one I know uses these arms on his TD-125, it's not the stock
125 arm but it is made by Thorens and with the Stanton 881S or Audio Technica AT-440MLa it
Carts wise this is really a
difficult choice as a lot of what I guess are called budget MM carts now days (100-150
mark?) I find SO damn bright.
I haven't heard a single Ortofon I liked other than
the old VMS mk2's after that they started all getting brighter and brighter.
owned a 2M Blue for some time and I found it horrible, sibilant and bright. One magazine
that reviewed it also published the tests they performed and lo and behold the frequency
response was tailored to have more highs, it was accented at the top.
An old Shure
or Stanton would wipe the floor with it imo unfortunately neither of those brands make
anything of quality now days.
I need new carts for my 1210 as I can't be
arsed to keep looking for NOS Stanton and keep looking at the AT-440MLa but very
Edited by vinyl_junkie (09/02/13 11:02 AM)