I recently went through an overhaul of my main stereo system, and accidentally discovered that my new pre-amp(Mcintosh C22)'s phono stage is really good and makes my old Rega P3 with a Rega Exact 2 MM cartridge sing.
I mainly stream with qobuz before, now, there are two tubes and a MC stage in that Mcintosh that are teasing me…
So here is my question:
Is it worth it to spend 2 grand or 1 grand on a MC cartridge for a Rega P3?
I’m trying to shoot for best bang of the buck, so what is the best bang of the buck of cartridges in under 2k and under 1k?