Recently received my order from Soundsmith for putting a new cantilever and stylus on my Dynavector cartridge. The process took ~ 9 weeks. In the mean time I have been using an Ortofon 2m Black which sounds excellent and slightly better than the stock Dynavector DV20X2L. The stock DV beat the Ortofon on dyamics, bass and a more polished, refined sound. The Ortofon delivered better clarity, transparency and detail. They were each equally excellent at tracking and low surface noise. Yesterday I setup the repaired DV and it sounded good, but I was not blown away. After about (5) hours of play, now I am blown away! The dynamics are even stronger than the stock DV cart, which was no slouch. The detail, especially in the midrange and treble, beats even the 2M black. The bass has returned as well, but much more defined than the stock DV. Man I missed that Dynavector bass and it was the main reason I decided on the retip. Surface noise is even better than the DV or the 2M. The price for a new DV cartridge exchange with trade in of the old one is about twice as high as the price of the retip. Since the retip sounds so much better than the original- it becomes an absolute no-brainer deal, as long as you can wait for it. Absolutely stunning and despite the positive accounts from people who had this done, it exceeded my high expectations. Well done Soundsmith!