lustman wrote:What is the best catridge for the rega rp1?
I have a Yamaha ax550 + Jmlab 715
My sound with the Ortofon OM5 is clear and really good in the treble
But i have a lack of in the Bass medium and in the bass.
I search a good catridge to keep the qualities of the om5 with more bass
what about grado gold? hum with the rp1 ?
What is your choise for your turntable
You still looking for suggestions on cartridges (not sure as the thread seemed to take a different turn)? It depends on how much you'd like to spend. In the entry level range, I loved the Ortofon 2M Red on my hot-rodded P1. A solid performer all around and surprisingly so for the price. It beat the pants off the stock cartridge. It also beats a Grado black/green any day of the week.
On the way to upgrading to my current P5, however, I picked up a Dynavector 10x5, which at $450 through most vendors now is quite a different price class and nearly the cost of the RP1 itself. I was worried that the cartridge would outclass this table but it didn't. You can read my impression and comparison with the Sumiko Blue Point No. 2 here: http://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=39687
This was written with my P1 as the table, not my current P5. I include a bit more about my setup in the post as well.