I continue to be impressed with ours on one of the new Planar 6 decks. Clarity seems very good, which makes it easy to hear different musical lines and subtlties of tonal colours and dymamics. Vocals seem unusually expressive and music is always interesting to listen to. Bear in mind though that I've only used it on the Rega, the deck is new to me too and I haven't heard it with any other cartridge yet, so I'm really talking about the whole package. Compared to my wife's old, but well-maintained Rega Planar 2, the '6 with the Ania that's replaced it is a very different proposition. I have read comments on forums suggesting that all Regas are basically the same, and that they don't really sound that great. I wasn't a big fan of the older '2s and '3s myself and still think they are a bit over-rated, but I do rate the new '6, even though I have nominally better and certainly more expensive turntables about the place. All the usually qualifiers apply: My tastes in music and how it's presented may be significantly different to yours, my system is different and my room is different. Always listen to equipment yourself in a familiar context if at all possible and listen to alternatives. If you prefer a Hana or an Ortofon or an Audio Technica or anything else, fair play- all are fine choices!