I've just purchased a old Philips 212 turntable equipped with the regular GP400 cartridge but the sound doesn't fit wel to my ears . It seems to harsh. Bad spatiality, aggressive electric guitars and cymbales, unnatural voices.
I have several questions:
1: What is the ideal tracking force of the GP400 (spherical needle) ? 1,5gr, 2gr ?
2: If I upgrade the sylus with the GP401 elliptical model for my damaged records, what would be the best choice: Thakker, Tonar, JICO, Pfeifer, NOS , I'm totally lost ! #-o
3: What would be the best budget cartridge choice for my new records ?
I'm mostly listen to rock, Hard rock, pop, blues and jazz in order of preference.
- AT120E (I can find one for 95 euros)