Greetings from Colorado. Just moved here from California, and this is my first post on the new forum- posted on the old one many years ago. Glad to see several familiar names. I’ve been happily listening to HDX/282/SuperCap/250-2/Allaes. But I also have my LP12 (from Chris Brooks c1983)/Ittok/Denon DL 103R/Armageddon/Prefix K which has been rarely used these last 5-6 years. All Fraimed. Now I have a much better sounding room (concrete floor, walls), the Denon is shot so I am after ideas for a cartridge to match the Prefix K. I don’t want another Denon- it was adequate but never moved me much (and the 2.5 g tracking weight bothers me). In the past I’ve had a few Linn Karmas and a couple of Klydes. I very much enjoyed these but wanted to spend less which is why I tried the Denon.
I’m after something that will last a while (is 5 years unreasonable, 10 albums a week?). Is there anything less $ than the Linn Krystal that I should consider. I’ve been out of HiFi product changes for a long time so just trying to get my bearings. Can an AT-OC9 work with a Prefix K? FWIW, there is a Linn dealer an hour away but its very hard to audition anything meaningful. This really is where the forum can be a great help to those of us overseas.
Also, am I missing anything ‘obvious’ to improve the system? I have no power lines, Burndies, no power supply for the Prefix other than the pre-amp. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.