Sorry but I have no experience with any of those cartridges so I can't offer an opinion.
I noticed that you built your valve phono stage and it has MC capability. There has been a bit of discussion lately on the challenges of using valves for MC stages.
Any chance that you could post a schemo and a description of your phono stage?
This is for now just for my edification as it will be a while before I can afford a MC cartridge.
GlassWolf wrote:I'm using a Pro-Ject RM 1.3 with acrylic platter and speedbox II, and a DIY Groovewatt valve pre-amp that I modified to handle both MM and MC switchable. I'm looking at dumping the Sumiko Pearl cart that came with it in favor of one of the following. Any recommendations on which to choose?
Ortofon 2M Blue MM
Ortofon Super OM 40 MM
Dynavector 10X5 high-output MC
I rather like what I've seen of all 3, and they are all in about the same price range, give or take $50 or so. I don't really have anywhere I could try or listen to any of them prior to purchase though, as the one I choose will hve to be ordered in, or bought on-line.