My new VM540 ML is virtually unusable. It is a dirt and dust magnet. I only have old vintage jazz vinyl and they must all be pretty dirty because I can't use the cart for more than one LP before I find huge amounts of dust on the stylus. Like globs of dust and strings of dust sometimes 1/4 inch long. Really. I thought my amp was failing but no it's the cart. I use dust brush before playing anything, but this cart still grabs all kinds of gunk. It might happen halfway through a side which makes whole experience frustrating. Never had issue on other carts and stylus like the AT VM95EN. Maybe that's why there are a lot of posts here and elsewhere that people find the AT elliptical stylus superior to AT MF for older vinyl. Maybe for my birthday or Christmas I'll get a record cleaning machine. Until then I'll use the AT VM95EN stylus and sell the VM540 ML. Any recommendations on high quality cart/stylus alternatives that are not dirt magnets?