lini wrote:BA: If I'm not mistaken, the AT2003VX was a renamed AT13EaV/EaX. Have you checked the needle under the loupe? If it's bonded, it should be equal to the ATN13EaV/EaX - whereas if it was nude with rectangular shank, it would be equivalent to the ATN13 (for the AT13Ea).
Greetings from Munich (& a hug to my favourite dackel)!
Manfred / lini
Warmest greetings to you too from Cape Town.
The AT cartridge I mentioned has a tapered cantilever with .2 x .7 nude elliptical stylus.
It has been one of my alltime favourite MM cartridges and for this reason, I have used it sparingly. The replacement stylus for it is ATN13.
Another Audio-Technica favourite is my AT23a with integrated headshell. Both of these cartridges have exemplary construction and are superb examples of what was state of the art during the golden age of vinyl playback.
and sincere apologies to the OP.
Judy dackel has had a rough time during the past 2 years. I think you will remember she was bitten by what we think was a button spider two years ago and she had to have a toe amputated due to necrosis of the right front leg and foot.
During the last year, a horrible misshapen nail grew out from the operation scars and caused lots of problems - hooking and tearing of skin and tissue everywhere and causing discomfort while walking.
Two weeks ago, there was more or less sufficient regrowth of skin and tissue and she was operated on again to remove this nail as well.
It has been wearing a pneumatic collar to prevent interfering with the stitches but she is recovering and getting more mobile every day.
I will post a pic for you in OT a bit later.