We have now moved on and made a rather dramatic change; enter the MusicMaker Classic which takes us another step closer to the original performance.
Variable-reluctance stereo phono cartridge with line-contact stylus and silver coils.
Output: 4.0 mV output
Loading: 47K ohms (not capacitance sensitive.)
Tracking Force: 1.6 grams.
VTA/SRA Alignment: Front face of cartridge perpendicular to record surface (viewed from the side).
" ...The Classic’s balance of natural timbre, realistic stereophony, and simply spell-binding replication of the What and How of instrumental playing leads to a musically communicative immersion into the art of the music that is unparalleled in my 34-year history with phono cartridges...'.
"...The MusicMaker Classic is the exemplar for communication of the artistic intent, musical expressiveness, and true-to-life sonic reproduction of musical performances. As such, its value is priceless. Its $1750 price, allied to the fact that ancillary components of roughly similar price will reveal its stupendous abilities, means that true music lovers will actually be able to own and experience it without the irrational “Soak the Rich” perversities of The High End."
... the MusicMaker Classic is a true masterpiece. It is a privilege to introduce this wonderful cartridge to all music lovers. It is a classic in all senses of the word.
Paul Szabady , Stereo Times.