this is my first post here, so please be gentle!!
I have a Rega Planar 2, with an aging Linn K5 cart. I've owned the cart from new, but as I'm sure your aware Linn no longer make styli for it, and quite frankly I don't really want to do the compatible but ugly Audiotechnica stylus replacement kludge.
Prior to the Linn, I had a Rega bias (came with the Planar 2), and briefly a Rega Super Bias.
I'm after a replacement for the K5, preferably something with a similar sound balance, but hopefully with a bit more detail.
I've read that Goldring carts are a good match for Rega decks, and that the Goldring 1012GX is particularly good. However I've also read some comments that it can be a bit bright sounding, which if true, is not really what I'm after.
I didn't get on too well with either of the Rega carts I owned, so am a little wary of choosing something like the bias 2
Can anyone help please, I really don't want to spend much beyond £150, especially as the deck itself is a budget (albeit good) turntable.
I mainly listen to 70's, 80's, 90's rock and alternative (Cream, Floyd, Springsteen, Hendrix, Neworder, Blur etc etc) some electronica/dance (Kraftwerk, Leftfield, Prodigy etc), and a very small amount of Classical and Jazz.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!