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Old 29th August 2013, 01:22 PM
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Cartridges Group Test 150 - 235 - News - Hi-Fi Choice Magazine. October, out now.
Clearaudio Concept V2 MM. Looks to be good?
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Old 29th August 2013, 07:26 PM
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I thought they liked the Nagaoka best.
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Old 30th August 2013, 11:34 AM
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Clearaudio Concept V2's more flat frequency response might be what I've been looking for. Not sure what stylus is fitted to it.
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Old 30th August 2013, 03:23 PM
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According to their website :
"The Concept V2, Performer V2, Artist V2 and Virtuoso V2 all feature aluminium cantilevers and double polished elliptical styli"

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According to their website :
"The Concept V2, Performer V2, Artist V2 and Virtuoso V2 all feature aluminium cantilevers and double polished elliptical styli"

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Yes, when I looked online that is what I found. I thought the magazine said something else though. Can't remember now, I didn't buy that magazine, I bought Hi-Fi World instead.
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Old 31st August 2013, 06:06 PM
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I did buy it and just checked.
You are right Michael, they call it a "microline" stylus, whatever that is.

I am considering a change of cartridge.
I have a Goldring 1042 but am coming to the conclusion that it is very hard to set up optimally. It always gets good reviews but
is often slagged off by ordinary "punters". Sometimes I get it sounding great but other times after performing (it seems to me)
the same setup, it sounds nowhere near as good. Perhaps you need the years of experience of a reviewer to get it right every
time. The Nagoaka 150 is very musical and tolerant of setup according to the review.

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Old 31st August 2013, 10:32 PM
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I did buy it and just checked.
You are right Michael, they call it a "microline" stylus, whatever that is.

I am considering a change of cartridge.
I have a Goldring 1042 but am coming to the conclusion that it is very hard to set up optimally. It always gets good reviews but
is often slagged off by ordinary "punters". Sometimes I get it sounding great but other times after performing (it seems to me)
the same setup, it sounds nowhere near as good. Perhaps you need the years of experience of a reviewer to get it right every
time. The Nagoaka 150 is very musical and tolerant of setup according to the review.

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Yes I thought the magazine said "microline" stylus, maybe the magazine got it wrong? Flat response to 14khz, then roll down to -3db at 20khz? Tracking 2.2grams, I think. tad heavy for me. Went to buy the magazine today, but new one is out, unsold ones sent back. (3 log ins).
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Old 1st September 2013, 08:50 AM
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I can scan it and email it to you if you like.

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Old 1st September 2013, 10:15 AM
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There's an excellant thread on different forms of stylii on Vinyl Engine written by a retired industry pro in the US., tells you all you need to know to make an informed decision.

My first venture into MCs was the AT33EV, I can't find anything to criticise about the sound, simply excellant across the whole frequency range.

My only criticism is the UP-OCC cartridge tags which are have to be 'bundled up' I prefer to have all signal wiring as straight as possible, the electrons told me so.

Whatever cartridge you buy it is certain you will find a price much cheaper abroad - AT33EV @ $399/250, same cartridge sold by someone well known to this forum @ 560.
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I can scan it and email it to you if you like.

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OK, if it is not too much trouble.
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