Alec124c41 wrote:The Shure is best in a lighter tonearm than those three.
Really? Well well..
I thought the stabilizer brush should combat tonearm mismatch.
I also remember Shure having dyn.comp of 20, which should suit 12g arms, albeit giving 8hz resonance value if using the VE calculator. It is lower than optimal, but not too bad yet.
In any case I trust you as I seem to be the only one hating this cartridge.
dlaloum wrote:Although it (M97xE) should be OK? (but not at its best)- if the brush is in use...
Believe me, I toyed with loads of things. Alignment, VTA, brush up/down.. they only change "shades", not the annoying sound character of the cart. For example I can't get 3d imaging of any kind.
The systems m97xe have been tried in;
Planar 3 - Project Phono-Box
Technics 1200mk2 - Raysonic Audio SP-88 integrated MM
Sony PS-X555ES - Rega Fono, Rotel RA-930 integrated MM, Lehmann Black Cube
Stuff from different price categories, except for the turntables.
dlaloum wrote:The other question worth asking, is what is the capacitance of the system in use?
Capacitance has mostly been well within 200-300pf in every system I believe.
I know my testing hasn't been that extensive, but then again people slap this into any TT and write they're happy with it. I know you and Alec have "a bit" wider experience with TTs and carts than many others, including myself, but this is about the only cart I haven't found enjoyable in some way. I've listened to compromises, believe me, but at least they have been involving and engaging (AT95E, Stanton 500, Pickering XV-15 etc etc.).