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    Ortofon 2M Red upgrade?

    HI Guys,

    I'm new.

    I'd like your thoughts on a decent MM cart in the $300-$600 range.

    I found this AT cart and I like it so far, but I have nothing to compare it to other than my 2M Red.

    I bought it from Amazon, so I have 30 days to return it if I'm convinced of something better.

    What are your thoughts on this one?
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    Re: Ortofon 2M Red upgrade?

    What are your thoughts?
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    Re: Ortofon 2M Red upgrade?

    I have a 2M Red, I also purchased the Blue Stylus. I previously owned the 2M Bronze and Black. I picked up an Audio Technica VM740 ML to replace it on my secondary table. I like the AT a lot more. They have always been one of my favorites!
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    Re: Ortofon 2M Red upgrade?

    What AT cart is that .?? Edit , reading it off the cart .....

    BTW biggest improvement would be to remove your dust cover when listening ..!

    Just saying

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    Quote Originally Posted by firewallx View Post
    HI Guys,

    I'm new.

    I'd like your thoughts on a decent MM cart in the $300-$600 range.

    I found this AT cart and I like it so far, but I have nothing to compare it to other than my 2M Red.

    I bought it from Amazon, so I have 30 days to return it if I'm convinced of something better.

    What are your thoughts on this one?
    * An Audiophile is only as old as his tweeters ..!!

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    Re: Ortofon 2M Red upgrade?

    I know *sniff*

    But I'm lazy

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    Re: Ortofon 2M Red upgrade?

    mep - it sounds fine...

    maybe I'll try a Black to see the difference...heard they are weird sounding though.

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    Re: Ortofon 2M Red upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    I have a 2M Red, I also purchased the Blue Stylus. I previously owned the 2M Bronze and Black. I picked up an Audio Technica VM740 ML to replace it on my secondary table. I like the AT a lot more. They have always been one of my favorites!
    What do you run on your primary table?

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    Re: Ortofon 2M Red upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by firewallx View Post
    What do you run on your primary table?
    I have a Rega MC cartridge (Ania Pro) on the Rega RP8 table...

    Back in the day Grace was far and away my favorite (too bad Grace is long gone), but my second favorite was always Signet, which was AT's boutique line. The current 700 series AT reminds me of Signet!
    McIntosh C49, MR85, MC7100W, R778 | KEF LS50 Meta w/S2, KC62 (x2) | Rega RP8, Ania Pro, NEO PSU | Technics SL-1500C | Audio Technica VM740ML | Hexmat Eclipse, Yellow Bird, Molekula, Molekula Mini | Pro-Ject VC-E | Falcon NW PC Server (Roon Core & HQ Player) | Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Roon Controller) | Abyss Diana Phi | HeadAmp GS-X Mini | Astell&Kern SE200 | Oppo BDP105 | AudioQuest Niagara 1000

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