I am receiving from Grado the ultimate mono cartridge, the Grado Labs Epoch Monaural. List price, probably the same as the stereo, 12k. It will be interesting to compare with the only mono cart I have (from the modern era) the Grado Prestige ME+. We'll see what happens. Remember gang, it's fun to play a true mono record with a true mono cart from the modern era, but don't forget, check your record in stereo mode and combine channels to see if any high end loss or swish occurs. If it does, your "mono" record was cut in stereo on a stereo machine and needs to be played in stereo, even though the music is in mono.