Had fun with mine but ultimately preferred the all-round balance of the Io. Sounded great with rock and acoustic where you got a really nice feel of the 'whole', I was less convinced with baroque and classical where the strands need to be drawn out more.
It's nice to hear something different though. I'm with Henry on two arms, I think listening to one all the time (for my musical diet at least) would be a bit of a trial. Now and again though it's wonderfully refreshing.
The difference between theory and practice is greater in practice than in theory.
I've got a Gold that I bought in need of a rebuild. It would be used as the only cartridge so I'm a bit unsure whether I should keep it or find the money eventually for a reasonable mc.
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated. I don't have any classical on vinyl. My listening ranges from a bit of Holly Cole to stuff like I am Kloot and REM. Arm is an early, ally tube, Hadcock.
You should be ok with the Hadcock Mark, remember that George designed his arm, the uni, for use with Decca carts. Just dont forget to add some mass..........................
I am just a soul boy at heart.
I was more worried that, as it will be my only cartridge, the Decca will be the right way to go.
As a USER, I suggest get it sorted and have a listen,you might just become a devotee.If not seriously addicted like me