One of the curses of owning AT cartridges is the sheer historical and current range of stylii available which leads to the traditional angst of not knowing whether one is missing out on something. I fear I am in danger of falling into the 'AT collector club'. There are a few here (and you know who you are) who seem to collect AT like kids collect football cards and have more stylii than they would ever need!
Currently I only have microlines, but given that LP gear are doing the ATN150SA for $188 at the moment I was being tempted by that until a very good deal on a 155LC came up. So I now have a light and heavy body (150 and 440) Be, B al Al cantilevers and nice stylii. I'm set, nothing more needed.
Then I start thinking about the logic of having a 'cooking' stylus for casual listening and would a 120E or 7V be a better choice for that (well 0.2x.7 diamonds are rare these days, might be last chance to own). And then it hit me. I've become an AT collector without knowing it
. I've given myself a stiff talking to as I have at least a decades worth of play in new stylii already without counting the ortofons and my MCs, but not sure I can resist...
Is there a cure for this?