IndigoRock2001 wrote:I was wondering what is the best cartridge you've ever heard (in real life) I said money's no object, but in reality probably nobody has real experience with a $15,000 cartridge, so from about $800 down, what's the best cart you can think of.
I've heard many very expensive cartridges up to perhaps $15K MSRP at various high end shows but who can tell how good they really are in that kind of environment? Terrible rooms, annoying crowds, variable associated equipment, etc. makes true evaluation impossible under show conditions.
Meanwhile, the best cartridge that I've REALLY HEARD up to now is my lowly Zu Audio DL-103 II grade2 that I paid around $700 for. I have a brand new Ortofon SPU sitting around (waiting for a new SUT before I can try it out) so I don't know where it will rank vs. the Zu.