I’ve been working to update my vintage audio gear stack and I had a big score about a week ago. I was able to score a Grado Gold1 — a high-end cartridge and stylus combo — for about half of it’s normal price. I quickly moved it to our primary turntable, a Pioneer PL300, and have been thrilled with the results. It’s got a much warmer tone, and much more definition at the high end of the spectrum. I plan to move it to a Technics turntable and swap that TT to our main listening setup.
I’m slowly stockpiling some gear to repair and resell. Springfield lacks any kind of serious vintage audio shop or a place with knowledgeable vinyl experts. I’m hoping to change that over time, starting with some basic accessories and parts for turntables. I think I’ll find some folks to survey and get some feedback before making a big jump.
Anyone out there have a turntable and records they play often?