KenCalgary wrote:I recently purchased a Dynavector XX2 cartridge to replace the 20XL on my modified Technics SL1210 turntable. Some had told me, an upgrade of that magnitude would be hampered by the ability of the Technics, especially the tonearm. ...........I think the XX2 is a worthwhile upgrade.
When I upgraded from a Denon DL103r to an XX2 MkII on my PL-71 I received similar advice and it proved to be correct. This is not to say that the XX2 was not a significant improvement over the DL103r on the Pioneer, but it was not till I put it on a WTL Versalex that I really heard just how good it really was. The difference was not at all subtle.
I initially bought the XX2 in the knowledge that I might not hear it at its best on the PL-71 but I already had it in mind that I might eventually put it on an Amadeus. Like you, and for the same reason, I have not auditioned the TKR, although I may eventually relent on that after my toy money account has recovered from buying the Versalex and the yet to be purchased new lens for my camera.