Yesterday I plugged in the Stanton 890ls that was once sold by KAB and though I like, alot, the AT440mla that was on for a couple of months. The old Stanton makes the AT seem lethargic in comparison. I just mean music seems more vital. Real, if you will. This cartridge is my favorite of the fore mentioned AT440 and at double the price, a AT150mlx, (has not given me thrills yet). I've got another Stanton, the 980hzs, with a aftermarket shibata stylus, (and???? like the AT150). And a Denon160 mc. The reining champ to all comers in my little club, the Stanton 890ls with a NOS Pickering D22E 2x7 nude elliptical stylus. A combination probably never to be found for a decent price again.