Put an SME V on the SP-10 and live happily ever after.....
LousyTourist wrote:I guess that's a valid thought -- a $1000+ table and a $200 tonearm doesn't scream compatibility.
But I do have an SME III ($300 tonearm) with a $1000 MM cartridge on a TD124 to good effect
john guest wrote:Hi there ,
Put the Brass bearing on the 3009 S2 detachable , with the 1902/HWR heavy weight , which is around 168 Grams . Add a good headshell like the Sumiko HS-12 Universal Headshell and you have a perfect match for the Denon 103r . Add a extra 3Gram weight at the headshell for improved Bass , and the Resonate frequency comes in at 9Hz Vertical and 10 Hz horizontal using the Hi Fi News record . I have listened to a number of setups but the SME 3009 S2 setup like this, is nothing short of Fantastic with low tight bass and a mid range and treble to die for . The best thing is the unbelievable sound stage of actually being there live with the music ,which i think for the money this cartridge cannot be beaten .
Best Regards ,
John Guest .
Alec124c41 wrote:The SME II Improved nondetachable is a very light arm, and wants a high-compliance cart to sound it's best. The AT440 is rated 10, not really high. The Shure could be a much better match. (Denon DL-110 is 13, V-15 about 25).
The AT440 might sound better on the 1200 arm, too. Swap, and both might sound better.