I purchased this in August from the guy I bought a turntable from on eBay. It was brand new and he installed it on the Denon 57-L I bought. I received the turntable installed on 8/26/16 so it's 30 days old.
Let my loss be someone else's gain. I just bought a phono stage designed for MC carts and I am buying a LOMC for the 57-L. The output voltage is too high for my new phono stage. That was optimized for .4-.6mv and this is 5.5mv. Had I
purchased the phono stage first I would have purchased a MC instead of the Ortofon.
This cartridge is everything they say it is value-wise for $240. At 40% off it's a complete no-brainer. The cost of a replacement stylus is more than I want for this cartridge. It's got no more than 15 hrs on it and was cleaned after every play with a Magic Eraser and Clearaudio brush.
I will include the receipt for $236 from Music Direct if the buyer wants.
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