OK, after a lot of you answered me i've started to get the point.
so first, i've aligned the cartridge like a pedant, over and over again.
i don't think it's the alignment, maybe i got a defective cartridge (i've ordered it from ebay, maybe something wrong?).
don't get me wrong, the sound is good, but not enough for me.
i putted my om cartridge with 14 needle, it feels like it sounds better, but the needle i bought (a new one) is not original, i think so. there isn't an ortofon logo on it.
does every om needles has a logo on them?
about the brush/stabilizer, i don't use it. as it seems, my TT has a GREAT anti skating which gives me stability on vinyl that in my past TT had skipped (i had sherwood pm-9805).
about the hum, i've connected it right.
when i'm using the ortofon it has less electric "hum" noise, so i'm sure it's the cartridge. it's not that loud but when i'm turning the volume louder i can distinguish.
about the sound, yeah, i like the sound brighter but not too bright/open. i love my sound sharper. i have EQ on my stereo system but i'm not using it, it's just for displaying.
i'm not sure what's better, to keep with my old OM Cartridge (at least 15 years old, i'm not sure) and replace the needle to an original one like the 20 which i saw a great reputation on it.
can someone describe the 2M Red and the AT-120/E?
i've heard a simple audio-technica cartridge, i think at-90 or something like that, the one that comes with the sherwood PM-9805, the high frequency is too high that it doesn't sound natural at all, so i have a bad feeling about them but i would like to hear more about.
anyway, the AT-120/E can found at ebay for 129$ + 10$ shipping, compares to 2M Red which costs 99$.
and what about grado? for example, the grado green.
by the way, just for make sure, what is the meaning of:
1. QC - Quality Check?
2. IMO - In My Opinion?