On my DJ
Technics, I enjoy a Decca super gold which sound totally amazing even with the stock arm (this cart can be very fussy with arms). I also use a Denon dl160, Stanton 890al (881) Stanton 681eee, Sure m97xe, oh and a Trackmaster Dj cart with a hifi stylus
. They all sound great and due to the stock arm they can be swapped in about 15 seconds
Just my opinion, but I have heard guys here say the Technics is dead or closed in sounding, but They definetly have never heard a Technics with a Decca super gold were it is like sitting amongst the performance
All TT's have faults and the Technics is often accused of being over damped, but this is simply not true, if anything it would benifit from further mass damping and damping in the arm. Cotton wool in the arm tube ends to my ears makes a big difference.
I think stereophile is now the only mag that does not highly rate Technics TT's as far as I am aware anyway, and stereophile is also a renoundly pretentious mag that I stopped reading long ago as it is like they are on another planet