Almost new cartridge, purchased from a dealer last month. It has less than 50 hours on it. I love the sound of this cartridge - very live sounding. Reason for sale - I also have a new Low Output Sumiko Blackbird, and liked the LOMC better by a hair. It could have been the phono pre-amp, though, that I preferred. At any rate, others may prefer this Hi Output version. If you don't have a low output moving coil step-up or phono amp, then this is the cartridge for you. As you can see in the photo, I have the original inner box, but I do not have the original outer box, so will double-box for absolute safe shipment.