From the Shure 1985 catalog (VinylEngine Library), V15 Type V looked like an improvement over Type IV. No surprise, really.
Therefore, V-P should be better than LT, despite LT's APPARENTLY better frequency response. But FR numbers mean very little anyway, unless deviations from the flat line are quoted (and they were not quoted anywhere I looked).
The catalog also put the V15 class on top of all the other Shures for 1985, including the M110HE. Still, thanks for the opinion.
JICO SAS looks like a sure bet, however.
Thanks also for pointing to Technics's little marvels. But it looks like a challenge to get one with a good stylus, especially since their manuals suggest replacing the stylus after 500 hours of play and those styluses are not manufactured anymore. I understand JICO styluses won't fit those cartridges either. Is that true?
If so, it looks like I practically have to turn my back to Technics carts unless Panasonic gets back to that business.
Compared to the V15 Shures, how are Audio-Technica and Grado p-mounts?