Road to Ultimate Mono: why medium level true mono cartridge when you have an ultimate stereo?



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Ultimate Mono playback is not as simple as a dedicated high performer, yet medium level mono cartridge.
True mono cartridge brings practicality: gives you a good experience even with records in bad condition, and / or poor pressing.
Yet, when you have a very high level stereo cartridge, it has a much lower inherent noise floor than a medium level cartridge, and will dig much more LOWER LEVEL information out of the grooves. However, when record is in bad shape, or there's a vertical misalignment, the stereo cartridge will not work well.

Carts mentioned:
Audio Technica AT-F7 stereo, AT33MONO
Benz MC3 stereo
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Audio
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