Earlier posts have been fairly consistent in describing the Grace F9 cartridge with the Soundsmith Ruby CL stylus as superior to the Shure V15 Type III with the Jico SAS stylus. However, I am wondering if anyone has had a chance to compare the Shure V15 III with the new neoSAS stylus, with the sapphire cantilever, against the Grace F9 with the Soundsmith Ruby CL stylus.
From the few comments I've seen online I understand that the Jico neoSAS stylus is somewhat better that the older SAS stylus (I cannot comment as I have no direct experience). However, I have not seen any comparisons against the Grace F9 with the Soundsmith stylus.
I recently mounted the Jico neoSAS on on Shure V15 cartridge (on a Jelco 750d arm on a Linn LP12). So far this is the best cartridge and stylus combination I have heard in this set-up. But, the upgrade bug has bitten and I am wondering if it is worth adding a Grace F9 cartridge.