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Best MC cartridge ~1000USD

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Hunter Horvath, Jan 14, 2022.

  1. Hunter Horvath

    Hunter Horvath Member Thread Starter

    I need some recommendations for an MC cartridge that is a little or below $1,000. My pre-amp is a Pro-Ject Tube Box S2. For my turntable, it's a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon EVO.
  2. PopularChuck

    PopularChuck Forum Resident

    Bay Area
    Hana SL
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  3. vinylkid58

    vinylkid58 Forum Resident

    Victoria, B.C.
    A huge waste of money putting a $1000 MC cartridge on a $500 Debut Carbon IMHO. Get a better turntable first.

  4. Davey

    Davey NP: AUA ~ The Damaged Organ (2022)

    SF Bay Area, USA
  5. yamfan

    yamfan Forum Resident

    I bought a Denon DL-300(LO) from a seller called cartridge-retipping-5. Great deal, works really well with my Technics SL-D2 feeding my Emotiva preamp which has MC capability. He has a bunch of MC cartridges and is a great seller. Not affiliated, just a very happy customer.
    woodpigeon likes this.
  6. woodpigeon

    woodpigeon Forum Resident

    New Zealand
    I got a retipped MC-200 from the same seller. Very friendly and helpful and does good work.
    Soundslave likes this.
  7. hoytis

    hoytis Forum Resident

    I swear by the AT33Sa. Shibata stylus and boron cantilever. Loving it.

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