A couple of months ago I bought a new Denon DL-110 cartridge (from Amazon) to replace the AT440mla I had for years. It has been nothing but frustrating out of the box. Here are some of the issues I have had: 1. The cartridge was riding extremely low on some records right out of the box. I checked and double-checked set-up and tracking force and thought I might have gotten one with a bad suspension. Then I read that the DL-110 is prone to being magnetically attracted to metal platters. That was the problem. Ever since, I have a junker "dummy" record riding beneath the disc I am playing to provide some kind of shielding. It's a temporary fix, but short of getting a new TT or platter, it's what I have for now. 2. I am not crazy about the sound. It has a bigger soundstage than the 440mla perhaps, but the bass response is underwhelming. Considering that weaker bass is supposed to be the achilles heel of the 440mla, this is saying something. 3. The stylus most definitely shreds my styrene records. I have several styrene 45's. Luckily the first I played was not one of my favorites and I quickly realized what was happening. Still, again, the 440mla is supposed to shred styrene, not the Denon, but the opposite was my experience. I have set up many cartridges with no problems. The Denon DL-110 has been nothing but a series of frustrations and disappointments. I might just put the AT cartridge back on and get a new stylus for it.