I'm currently using a nude AT440MLa on my old AT450E/OCC cartridge. The native
stylus is the bonded .4x.7mil AT450E. The AT440MLa blows the AT450E out
of the water. However, I've just ordered a nude .2x.7mil AT130E to use on this
cartridge and I'm looking forward to it's arrival. I'll report the findings (and edit
the below image...) after breaking it in
Well, I've had the AT130E stylus for a while now and it sounds pretty good to
my ears. Certainly better than the AT450E, but I need to start doing some
direct comparisons between it and the AT440MLa...
Based on my initial impressions, it seems a nude profile is miles better
a bonded tip. So, I wouldn't have any qualms about buying a AT120E stylus
for my old AT450E cartridge in future.