Been thinking lately, when it’s time to replace my Dynavector 10x5 cartridge, would I get another one or make a move up to a low output MC. For some reason I’m less interested in getting a better HOMC, or an MM, but that's not set in stone. My current set up would need some adjustments to accommodate a LOMC though. Here’s my deal, I like my set up, it sounds great to my ears, and I’m not sure how much of an improvement I would get without making some significant changes. It’s not in an acoustically treated room, speakers are probably not optimally spaced due to our room’s configuration, it’s not bad by any means, I just would not consider it an ideal listening space. My turntable is a Funk Firm LSD which I really like, it’s a bit quirky and off the radar, but it definitely could handle a nicer cartridge. Then I have a Marantz 2275 and ProAc Response 3.8 speakers which I’ve had for a long time. The Marantz was bought cheaply many years ago and has been well maintained, the speakers were essentially inherited, so free! If I went towards a LOMC cartridge I would either need a SUT or a decent preamp. I’m thinking the latter would be a more noticeably significant upgrade. Part of what got me thinking of all of this was I recently sold some pro audio equipment that was no longer needed and built up a few grand or more in my paypal account. I don’t usually have that much to spend freely and thought it would be a rare opportunity to buy some vinyl records that usually are out of my range, early Blue Notes, a few rare lps on my list etc. Replacing the Dynavector 10x5 is within the family budget, spending a lot more on a LOMC and SUT or Preamp is not though. I feel like I can either have fun briefly being able to afford some LP’s I usually only lust after, or make a set up change that might have a significantly improved listening experience, or maybe not? Any thoughts, suggestions are very welcomed!