This is the most cricial point. Cheapies are called record wreckers by some of us. I’d rather have a used Pioneer or such than a new piece of junk. A good cart helps too, obviously. <L> Lou Judson Intuitive Audio 415-883-2689 > On Dec 18, 2020, at 5:04 PM, Thomas Stern <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > > A primary requirement is the need for a tone arm/cartridge which does not > destroy the vinyl. > > > > appreciate any information, suggestions. > > THANKS! Thomas.