Project Perspective - HOMC Cartridge recommendations

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Project Perspective - HOMC Cartridge recommendations

Post by cacmanjr » 28 Sep 2019 20:01

I have an old Perspective turntable with the 9 tonearm that is lightly used with a Sumiko Pearl cartridge. I am considering upgrading to an HOMC cartridge. The rest of the system is a McIntosh 4300V receiver and Klipsch KSP-400 speakers. Any recommendations for an HOMC cartridge would be appreciated. I have looked at the Sumiko Blue Point No2 and the Ortofon MC3 Turbo but not heard either. Which would be a better choice for my system or are there others out there that I should be looking at/listening to?

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Re: Project Perspective - HOMC Cartridge recommendations

Post by macshifi » 28 Sep 2019 21:29

I will suggest checking out Sumiko Blue Point Special. It's cost is about $500. US, and is actually a Blue Point 2 without a body surrounding it. I've had mine, installed in a Rega Planar 3 since 1995, it sounds quite good and is still going without having it replaced or retipped, and should do nicely for you, too.

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Re: Project Perspective - HOMC Cartridge recommendations

Post by cacmanjr » 29 Sep 2019 03:43

Thanks for the quick reply, Mark. I will have to check out the BPS. Sounds like you have had really good luck with yours. I will have to find a place to listen to a variety of cartridges.

Any other suggestions out there?

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Re: Project Perspective - HOMC Cartridge recommendations

Post by willboy » 30 Sep 2019 00:03

How about a Denon DL110, or even better the more expensive Hana EH, which I use on a Pro-ject 2Xperience with 9cc arm. Both should work well with the Perspective's 9 arm.

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Re: Project Perspective - HOMC Cartridge recommendations

Post by cacmanjr » 12 Oct 2019 15:40

Thanks for the suggestions, Willboy. I will see if I can give both a listen.

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