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Default Most common symptom of old cartridge?
Old 22nd September 2017   #1
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My system is a 20-year old Pro-ject 1.2 with Grado Red cartridge. I replaced the stylus two years ago and the new stylus has 500-1000 hours on it.

Last week I picked up another Pro-ject 1.2 with Grado black cartridge. This Pro-ject is new and sounds quite brighter than my older Pro-ject. The platter is heavier. Both pro-jects have cork mats and have been professionally setup.

What would you say is the reason for the brighter sound, age of cartridge or difference in cartridge models? The confusing thing is I can't tell if the brighter sound is better! My hi-fi rule of thumb is brighter is better though!


I didn't find the right solution from the internet.

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