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RE: XX2 MkII Dynavector or Soundsmith rebuild?

One thing to consider is the type of stylus you had in the XX-2. Was it a microridge/microline or shabata design? The top stylus by Peter appears to be an advanced design, perhaps a variation a a Fritz Geiger or maybe a Namiki variant. What ever it is is it's darn good. Coupled with a ruby cant for responsiveness and resonance control makes for a bargin at his price.

One thing I noticed with the cart I had retipped is significantly lower record noise than my Denon 103R and Grado Sonata. The stylus requires accurate VTA and azimuth if you are going to get its best but the rewards are great.

Good luck on your decision.
JRags
"Always Searching for Perfection"


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