I thought I'd share a few short words about the ART20 cartridge that I have had on my turntable for approximately 30 hours. This ART20 replaces my Koetsu Urushi Vermillion MC as a 'stop gap' while the whole cartridge gets a rebuild because of a damaged coil. Well 30 hours into this ART20 and I can tell you that it is far better than the KU Vermillion in every respect. The separation is incredible and makes the Koetsu sound strident and nearly mono. I am really quite shocked at the difference because I have recordings made on my Tascam DA3000 in DSD (dual-mono) and comparing the 2 cartridges even after recording the ART20 shows the ART20 to be far superior.
I am incredibly surprised and shocked. I certainly won't be listening to my Koetsu dealer after this as he said there is NO WAY the Audio Technica ART20 could be better.
Brinkmann Bardo/ Brinkmann 10.5" arm/ ART20/ TITAN Pro II
Dr J P Benson - Edinburgh