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In Reply to: RE: For new Shure SC35c and if the 5G tracking force scares you... posted by viridian on May 17, 2017 at 20:00:44
I beg to differ on the SC35 choice. It is a low compliance cartridge and is meant to matted with a heavy arm which the AR isn't.....
there are folks using Ortofon SPUs in AR XAs and I use the SC35c in a Micro Seiki B77 MKll at times, which is a decidedly low mass arm.
There is a little bit of black magic in getting arm/cartridge combinations to work well and my sense is that is due to the secondary resonances of the tonearm/cartridge combo, which fall into the audible range, rather than the primary resonance, which is below the audible range.
To each, his own.
I follow the belief that you buy a cartridge for what it was designed for. Which the SC35 was designed for a heavy arm. Just because you can mount it on an arm that isn't heavy doesn't mean you are getting the best out of it. I found that out with the Denon 103 series carts. They will work in a light to medium arm but work and sound best in a heavy arm...
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