I can certainly recommend a cartridge. I upgraded to it earlier this year and its a sweetheart.fiddlefye wrote:Thanks! It was definitely a "labour of love". I can state with some certainty that my turntable quest has reached an end. Arms and carts will undoubtedly change in time (carts in particular), but the drive and plinth are all I could ask now.
The Ortofon Windfeld Ti is expensive but worth every cent. It is neutral, beautifully musical and handles anything you can throw at it. It is also very easy to align. The boron cantilever and Replicant 100 stylus projects out from the bottom of the front of the cartridge body. This makes aligning it to the protractor pattern child's play.
The stylus is simple to get set into the center of the alignment grid and the cantilever projects out in full view. A very simple alignment job.
Andre Jennings has a review of this cartridge in this month's The Absolute Sound.
Whatever you get, best of luck on the new DP80.