Prime Scout - 2M Blue or Grado Prestige Gold2

Prime Scout - 2M Blue or Grado Prestige Gold2

Postby Bun » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:26 pm

Expecting my new Prime Scout in a week and need help. Which cartridge should I get, 2M Blue or Grado Prestige Gold 2? Main reason why I'm deciding between these 2 cartridges is because of limited budget. Will upgrade down the road. I'm also open if anyone can suggest different brand/model cartridge in this price range. Thanks.
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Re: Prime Scout - 2M Blue or Grado Prestige Gold2

Postby Peer Gynt » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:37 pm

I’ve never been disappointed with an Ortofon cartridge at any price point. I’ve had two Grado Prestige Golds. The first one was DOA. The replacement was shrill and thin in my system.

I know others like the Grado, so YMMV.
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Re: Prime Scout - 2M Blue or Grado Prestige Gold2

Postby spinblackcircle » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:53 pm

I have the opposite feeling, I felt the 2M Red and Blue to bee too dry sounding and would take the warmer Grado anyday.

Grab a rebuilt B-Stock Soundsmith Othello from their website for $299 and get the best of both worlds.

https://www.sound-smith.com/cartridges/fixed-coil/otello
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