I'm reposting this from the turntable forum, because I think I was in the wrong place.
I've been looking at this turntable (with 9cc tonearm) for a while, and have been offered a good deal on two different options -
1.RPM 5 plus Ortofon 2M black - a nice MM cartridge, which I would play through my lovely old Marantz PM 8200 amp phono stage.
2. RPM 5 plus Ortofon Quintent Black - I would need a new phono stage for this LOMC (0.3 mV output) - on a limited budget I would be looking at the Project Phono Box DS +
Obviously option 2 is the most expensive but I wondered what difference I might hear in SQ ? I'm looking for a lush rich vinyl sound, good detail and good soundstaging. I can't demo I'm afraid.
Thanks for any responses