Before I decided to take a MMF 5.1 turntable to Audiogon I wanted to see what it would perform like with a better cartidge. The table came with a $300 Goldring 1012GX MM cartridge. I swapped out this cartridge with a $950 Ortofon Kontrapunkt A MC cartridge.
This turntable was a pretty good entry to mid level turntable with the use of a Project Speedbox and the factory supplied Goldring cartridge. After installing the Ortofon this table was taken to a new level. The soundstage is very nice. Details are brought forward. Overall every aspect of the music is enhanced to a very enjoyable measure.
This turntable will now be kept for use in a second system. If you get the chance to give this cartridge a demo I'm pretty sure you'll agree that this MC cartridge will give you a new appreciation for your turntable. Given that it is a $950 upgrade the pro's and con's will have to be weighed for this move.