THIS IS THE BARGAIN OF THE CENTURY! These ADC "engine blocks" are truly phenomenal performers! No coils move, no magnet moves. Only the little tail end of the cantilever moves. The cart body is upgraded merely by plugging in a better stylus....it contains the stationary magnet. With a Vivid-Line, Shibata, or Hyper-elliptical stylus, you will get an UNBELIEVABLY good cart that rivals the Shure V15V, virtually ANY AudioTechnica, any Ortofon, any Grado, any Nagaoke, any Stanton/Pickering, any Denon, and virtually any MC cart for accuracy, sweetness, flatness, detail! I'm not exaggerating! I own all those carts!! I have had a NAD 9200 cart sitting since 1981--my first cart I ever bought. I decided to revive it; it's the same body sold here for $40! I bought a stylus for the ADC XLM/ZLM, mounted it a week ago.... I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW WELL IT SOUNDED!! IT BLEW ANYTHING ELSE I HAD OUT OF THE WATER!!!! I am not given to exaggeration. There is a reason ADC was heralded as one of the best carts of the 70s and 80s; detail, smoothness, accuracy, minimal moving mass of any cartridge design,tracking ability. It's still true today! No one has improved upon their design! The only thing you can get that's better? The ZLM or XLM cartridge body. GET THIS AND FIT IT WITH A ZLM OR XLM STYLUS.....YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!
Reviewed by: LARRY HAYNES from BIRMINGHAM.