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  1. I had the 2M blue and it's a fine cart, but my speakers are naturally bright and the 2M Blue, being a bright cart, wasn't an ideal match.
  2. Hey mate yes I have and it did help for sure. I think that the stylus upgrade as recommended will work wonders
  3. So i had some free time yesterday and did some comparative listening. I've give the usual caveat that me describing audio quality is like someone without taste buds trying to describe a '82 Petrus. So with that in mind, here's a brief summary 2M Blue - Bright, detailed, punchy. Lacks a little detail in the bass. My 'all sounds the same to me' partner remarked this was her favourite. AT VM95EN - Lots of mid weight, definite drop in detail from the 2M Blue, but engaging, warm and rounded. My personal favourite Elys 2 40 Special Edition - Doesn't do anythi
  4. Other option I am looking at is a VM95SH but it's hard to find any real decent reviews of this
  5. I would love to find this, but can only seem to get it premounted on a headshell.
  6. Further information: Not very old, had around 30 hours or so and in good condition. Still have the stylus guard and original box (although, that's a little worse for wear due to being tossed around in my hi-fi draw) Any questions please let me know Cheers Al Photos: PLEASE READ If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you don't in
  7. Item: Audio Technica VM540ML Price Range: 0-$300 Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Keen to get my hands on one of these. Thanks! Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).
  8. Yeah thanks mate I've heard there's a massive leap when you get to the ML and there does seem to be a lot of love for it out there in cyber hi-fi land
  9. Interestingly, I stuck an old AT-95VMEN that i forgot I had lying around and the difference was incredible. Obviously it's not the same class as the 2M blue and there was a sacrifice in detail, but the overall sound was much warmer, rounder and richer... More 'vinyl' I can obviously do better than the Audio Technica, so might look at the Sumiko Thanks everyone for taking an interest and replying. While I am relatively new to this, I am discovering that carts are - and to my partners dismay - becoming my passion in the hi-fi world Al
  10. Yup, with other sources they're on the brighter side of things, but the 2m tips them into Mr Brightside territory
  11. I'm using the phono stage in the i/o. It's pretty decent (same stage as in the Brio, I believe)
  12. Hey mate, interestingly (or not), I've been looking into the Sumiko's and the olympia gets good press. According to one review, it was the best pound for pound performer out of the range (though not necessarily the best) Given that I've discovered my speakers are naturally bright (Denton 85s), the 2M was never going to be a good fit. The Olympia is in my budget so will give it a pop Cheers Al
  13. So an update on this.... I've been living with the 2M Blue on my Planar 3 for a couple of weeks and it's good. But.... As I've read elsewhere, the 2M blue is on the brighter side of things and there are times I feel like I'm listening to a CD (again, a comment that i've heard mentioned about some Ortofon carts). The bass is there, but it's certainly not prominent and I feel like a) I'm not getting the best out of this table with this cart and b) it's lacking that 'vinyl sound' I understand that the 2M is a well respected and popular cart, but fo
  14. I only got mine as it's ex-demo It's good for sure. but wonder if a cart upgrade would have been a better purchase
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