There have been several interesting threads here in the past year or so on the virtues of a variety of reasonably-priced moving coil cartridges, so this seemed like a good place to post this query.
I have acquired the raw materials (i.e., transformers) for a skunkworks DIY step-up transformer project. Now all I need is a "test mule" low output MC cartridge! Gotta be (relatively) inexpensive; this is an experiment!
My knee-jerk response was a Denon DL-103. Whaddya think? Would there be a better "budget" choice? Under $200 would be nice, but I am open-minded (up to a point). Certainly less than $500 smackers... what's the best bang for the buck in LOMCs?
I am also interested in recommended vendors (i.e., sellers that provide excellent overall value from the transaction).
Thanks (in advance) for your thoughts!