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Old 02-09-17, 12:35 AM
Tarzan Tarzan is offline
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Thanks chaps, am sending the Caddy off Monday, will report back in due course.
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Old 02-09-17, 08:03 AM
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Yup, I had to send them mine.

They paid out full price of a new replacement, minus my excess. I was most impressed. Even though the cart was low hours it was, after all, used. Hope you get a similar outcome.
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Old 02-09-17, 11:50 PM
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Put an Ortofon 2M Red on the T/T in place of the Caddy Black- and am rather enjoying it!
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Old 14-09-17, 02:49 AM
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Thread update;

Insurance paying out, however have to pay excess.

l could do with some advice please, l am getting nervous about replacing the Black with another expensive cartridge, so am thinking of downgrading to something less expensive like a Cadenza Bronze, Hana SL or Ortofon 2M Black the latter as l have put a 2M Red on my deck and actually really enjoyed it!

l am asking these daft questions as l do not have bundles of experience with cartridges..........


Or should l stop being silly and replace the Black with a Black.......
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Old 14-09-17, 03:03 AM
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Cartridges are very personal, like speakers. It's not always a case of paying more gets you something better. I bought my first DL103 as something to use whilst my very expensive Lyra was being rebuilt, and found that it did some things better than the Lyra, despite being a fraction of the cost. I'm currently using a Decca London Gold, because it's great fun to listen to, despite it's obvious shortcomings and it's theoretical incompatibility with my TT/Arm. If you are constantly worrying about the cost and fragility of your needle, you may be more reluctant to use it.
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Old 14-09-17, 06:00 AM
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As you're liking the 2M red may be consider a 2M black?
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Old 14-09-17, 11:59 AM
hi-fi132 hi-fi132 is offline
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The sound l would like would be, full, MUSICAL and quiet in the groove.
My vote would be an AT33PTG/II, I've had a few costly cartridges but this is still the best 419 I've ever spent and in my opinion it fits your description.
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Old 14-09-17, 03:19 PM
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Dynavector 10x5 great cartridge and a great all rounder and at under 500 within range.
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Old 14-09-17, 09:12 PM
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Rega Carbon , Mr Clumsey
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Old 15-09-17, 07:55 AM
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You've made the claim. You might as well get another Cadenza Black or other top flight cartridge. What's the worst that can happen? Another claim. At least in the meantime you won't be regretting downgrading.
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Old 15-09-17, 11:14 AM
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Caddy Black awaits pick up.
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Old 15-09-17, 11:16 AM
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Caddy Black awaits pick up.
Enjoy!
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Old 15-09-17, 11:51 AM
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Done the same with my Delos this year. Direct Line paid out the exchange price less 100 excess. My insurance only went up by about 3 a month. It's a pain but it's what accidental damage is for.
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Old 15-09-17, 11:51 AM
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My vote would be an AT33PTG/II, I've had a few costly cartridges but this is still the best 419 I've ever spent and in my opinion it fits your description.
I would really like to try one if these one day.
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Old 15-09-17, 02:47 PM
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If you are constantly worrying about the cost and fragility of your needle, you may be more reluctant to use it.
That's what I've noticed in my 30 years of using progressively more expensive MCs. Must get that 2M Black soon and see if I use, or even like, it more than the Kleos.
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