kennethyuen wrote:Hope you don't mind I jump in as a newcomer in this forum.
My experience has been around SPU Gold, SPU Classic(Spherical), EMT XSD 15 & Zu 103R SS retip using Fidelity Research FRT-4 as step up on Thorens td-124. All these cartridges sound different and there is no single one that suits all classical music. IMHO, the presentation of SPU Gold is beautiful & sweet but SPU Classic is more original & sincere. On the other hand, EMT has more authority and ZU 103R SS retip has more details with less coloration. At the end of the day, select different cartrige for different music is still necessary. Do you agree ?
Could be true but changing carts costs some time. I would prefer to have one, good quality, universal (as much as it is possible) cart. I have just ordered SPU Royal N and hope this one will be that cart.