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Old 09-11-2017, 04:33 PM
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Yes, we do the same here...generally we only try to listen to 2-3 per get-together. Even then, we often don't go to the trouble of mounting/aligning them all on the same table for a true comparison. Carts just have so many variables that it's really hard to evaluate them on any basis other than over time and a wide variety of material. That's true for all components, but more true for carts.

We only have one serious gear shop in my area, and they do not allow trials or returns of cartridges other than for defect. In fact, most of the higher-end carts they offer are not even kept in stock.

In any case, I hope that the OP pops back in and provides an update. As I posted a few weeks ago, it's frustrating when someone asks for help with a problem or a decision and then never provides the outcome.

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