kcc123 wrote:Yes, some people are willing to pay crazy money for those headshells from Micro Seiki, Fidelity Research and Audiocraft etc. But I seriously doubt if they are much superior to those from Audio Technica and ADC. People just pay over the top for the brand names.
Yes indeed. I've read other reports that the Micro Seiki headshell is no better than the AT and ADC...in any event I bought mine without a MS headshell as a MA-505XS (mk I w/ silver tonearm wire and a slightly different counterweight construction than the 'first' mkI), but to my eye it looks identical to your MkII. A mystery! I do enjoy using it with a newer silver tonearm cable, with silver headshell leads as well.