I have just discovered that the prior owner has put an entirely inappropriate cartridge on my “good” turntable. Not only did they use the cheapest one they could find – it is a Shure, but old and bottom of the barrel when it was new – they used a P-mount on a standard tonearm, which adds weight and made connecting it difficult.
So. Shopping for cartridges. This leads easily down the audiophile rabbit hole, and I don’t want to go too far. (more…)