balky wrote:I own the two of them (and also use the 1210 MKII).
I swap regularly between the two depending on which type of music I am playing...
I use the DL-110 mostly for Jazz and AT440 mostly for Disco (80ies)
That's a great strategy. As they say, "In audio, there are no free lunches." You can't have it all, and no cartridge that I've run across (and I've run across a few) can do everything well. This is why I either need a turntable with an easily swappable headshell, or some other cartridge sharing strategy like multiple arms on one table. I've never had one table with multiple arms, but I have tons of cartridges all mounted in headshells and ready to go.
Some say that if I only invested in one very high quality cartridge that my need to swap cartridges would disappear, but I disagree. Heavy-tracking DJ cartridges do things that no light-tracking "audiophile" cartridge can do, for example, like push the bass into your chest with incredible, startling dynamics and without being flabby.