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RE: Sure. I'm open.

In general MC are considered better than MM by most people. But, they are also more expensive. The cheapest MC cart I would get is the Denon 103 which can be found for ~$200. A $200 cart plus a phono stage and record player that is worthy of it is going to be a challenge for $500. There are some very good MM carts for under $100. The Ortophon 2m red, the AT120Eb or more affordable AT95e, Grado Green are carts I've heard around $100 that are pretty good. I haven't played with MM in a while so there may be better options.

The only reason to have a MM/MC is if you plan on going back and forth. A MM phono amp can't play a MC and a MC phono amp can't play a MM. There is nothing wrong with having both options on one device but if you never use MC, why pay for the option? Unless you want to go all in and increase your budget, I suggest focus on MM. There are step up devices that can convert the MC signal into something a MM amp can use.


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