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Re: VPI Cartridge Recommendations

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:24 pm
by VinBob
Hello All,

Have the upgrade bug and looking to move to up a level on my phono cartridge - I have a DV 20x2L with maybe 20-25 hours on it (yes, very low hours due to spending more time tweaking/upgrading and not playing!) and looking to trade in for either the DV-XX2 or Lyra Delos. Does anyone know of a good place that would give a decent trade in purchasing into either the Delos or XX2? I am essentially looking to find a place that is not going to give me $300 for my cartridge too! ;)

Cheers,
Vin.

Re: VPI Cartridge Recommendations

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:34 pm
by 10ovr
VinBob wrote:Hello All,

Have the upgrade bug and looking to move to up a level on my phono cartridge - I have a DV 20x2L with maybe 20-25 hours on it (yes, very low hours due to spending more time tweaking/upgrading and not playing!) and looking to trade in for either the DV-XX2 or Lyra Delos. Does anyone know of a good place that would give a decent trade in purchasing into either the Delos or XX2? I am essentially looking to find a place that is not going to give me $300 for my cartridge too! ;)

Cheers,
Vin.

VAS Nova cart blows the doors off the Lyra Delos for less money Just say n

Re: VPI Cartridge Recommendations

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:42 am
by TomD
VinBob wrote:Hello All,

Have the upgrade bug and looking to move to up a level on my phono cartridge - I have a DV 20x2L with maybe 20-25 hours on it (yes, very low hours due to spending more time tweaking/upgrading and not playing!) and looking to trade in for either the DV-XX2 or Lyra Delos. Does anyone know of a good place that would give a decent trade in purchasing into either the Delos or XX2? I am essentially looking to find a place that is not going to give me $300 for my cartridge too! ;)

Cheers,
Vin.


I would strongly recommend at least letting it finish breaking in. At 25 hours you haven't heard its full potential yet.
If you really don't like it, Elusive disc has been advertising trade-in for Soundsmith carts lately. Worth a try to see what they might work out.

Re: VPI Cartridge Recommendations

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:32 am
by Spsesq
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I just had a Dynavector 10x5 retipped with a boron cantilever and linear contact nude stylus. Mounted on my spare JMW-9 memorial arm wand. Sounds amazing!