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Old 28th October 2010, 07:14 PM   #1
toufu is offline toufu  United States
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Default Upgrade Phono Cartridge?

I have a Grace Ruby on my VPI Scoutmaster that goes into Aikido phono. I am pretty happy with the performance, but I got the upgrade itch.

I am looking into upgrading my cartridge to something like a Zyx or Van Den Hul, and build a step up to use with my Aikido.

Does anybody have an opinion whether this is a good move or should I save my money for something else?
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Old 28th October 2010, 07:42 PM   #2
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I'd save my money for when you need a new needle. I was stunned at what new cartridges and needles are going for. Its enough to make you want to convert everything to CD.
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Old 3rd November 2010, 08:09 AM   #3
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I'm guessing that you have the Grace F9 Ruby that just so happens to be one of the favorite cartridges that I ever owned. I have been kicking myself in the butt ever since. I will take it off of your hands... ;-)
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