- Apr 27, 2006
- Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
I use a Denon DL-103S, with Shibata stylus, and response up to 60kHz. I've also had good luck with a Denon DL-110. My go-to is the Shure M24H, which is moving magnet, but the moving coils have more clarity and detail in the sound.I want this one. "Audio-Technica AT-ART9XA Dual Moving Coil Stereo Cartridge". It has a Shibata stylus and frequency response to 50K. The drawback is the 2K price tag!
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I've had the best luck with my Sony XLMC3 cartridge even though it wasn't designed for CD-4. I also have a Ortofon SL 20 Q purchased used that worked OK but still gave some sandpaper effects on the inner groves. I attributed that to stylus wear. The Ortofon could benefit from retipping, now it absolutely requires it as I broke the tip due to careless handling!
I also have an Audio-Technica AT14Sa that works well but I prefer the more detailed sound of the Moving Coils.