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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
  15. I personally don't think that they're great carts for the money. Your money would be better spent elsewhere. The Carbon is an entry level cart, but you'll be struggling to get the return on your $$$ by upgrading to a Bias. Again, this is just opinion and I'd be keen to hear other users thoughts., My advice, for what little it's worth, is enjoy the table with the carbon cart as is and put your money toward something like the P3
  16. So, I just had a moment of random upgradeness and treated myself to the rega neo PSU for my P3 for no other reason that I thought I deserved it. I was tossing up upgrading my 2M blue or getting the neo. Plumped for the neo, mainly because my local store had a demo model for a good price I am blown away by the difference it's made. I'm not smart enough to figure out the science behind how it does make it better, but there's a demonstrable improvement in sound quality, Keen to know if there's any other owners of this unit and what their thoughts
  17. What he said I used to think that you could upgrade your way of out an entry level table, but lots of $$$$ down the proverbial toilet has proven otherwise. I got my P3 recently and not only is it a stunning table, it's got a very clear upgrade path. I'd (personally) steer clear of putting on more expensive carts on the P1, especially the regas. My experience with the Bias and Elys 2 carts hasn't been great. Good luck
  18. Item: Rega Neo PSU Price Range: 0-$300 Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Looking to buy a used Neo. Cheers Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).
  19. I've had my eye on the Moonstone tbh. I like my 2M blue, it's great and I think that ortofon make great carts, but sometimes they feel a little omnipotent. maybe that's a mark of their quality or good marketing. Who knows.
  20. 2m is 18mm high, where as rega's are 14mm. I know there's the entire VTA argument and honestly, I haven't been able to tell the difference
  21. So, as per other threads I've pulled the trigger on the RP3 Installed a 2M Blue and again, so far so good. However, I installed a spacer and 2 of the screws aren't going in properly, They're taking, but they're not getting full purchase like the threading has almost gone. Question is, can I simply get a longer length screw than the stock one (30mm...?) I don't really want to take it back if I can help it Cheers AL
  22. So, I pulled the trigger and bought the RP3 and put my existing 2M Blue on it. It's good. Really good, and a definite step up from my Debut Carbon. I feel though that I'm at the lower end of the ladder and a better cartridge (obviously...) is going to start to get the best out of the table. When I can afford, I'll look at either the Bronze of something like the Sumiko Moonstone Cheers Al
  23. Interesting observation. Before I had the I/O I had the PM6006 and while that was, arguably, a better, more equipped amp, the I/O phono stage, in my mind, is way better than the PM6006 I think the general consensus seems to be that the IO is a fine amp with a fine phono stage (for this level) and the move to the Rega P3 will yield dividends
  24. Further information: Pro-Ject Carbon Debut, around 1 years old, with stock fitted Ortofon 2M Red cart This was my first 'proper' turntable and I've loved it. Purchased brand new from major retailer in Melbourne Excellent player and in great condition. A few minor scuffs on the dust cover to be expected, but otherwise excellent. interconnects included. Selling as I'm upgrading to a new player. Happy to audition in inner-north Melbourne and if you're interested in shipping, we can work that out. Thanks Al
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