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  1. #1
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    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

    Sumiko BPS EVO III lomc or homc


    I'm new here and have a question. I have a VPI Scout with the JMW 9 memorial arm. Preamp is a VTL 5.5 and power amp is a B&K 200 wpc SS amp. My current cartridge a BPS EVO III homc was damaged, I am thinking of replacing it with a BPS EVO III lomc. Just wondering if the lomc is much of an improvement over the homc.

    Thank you Gary

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    Forum Regular blackraven's Avatar
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    Nov 2006
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Here is a review of the cartridge you are considering and comparing it to others-

    Nine Cartridges Reviewed, Compared and File Identities Revealed! | Analog Planet.

    I personally own a Nagaoka MP-200 and in the Sumiko's price range, you may want to consider the MP-300 which was rated better than the Sumiko in the above link.

    Here is a great buy on the MP-300

    Nagaoka MP-300

    You may want to post your question here-
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    Mar 2002
    St. Louis, MO, USA
    From what I understand the LOMC generally is better at inner detail retrieval. My guess though if your phono stage isn't capable of LOMC the expense of upgrading may not be worth it.

    Welcome to AR.

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    AR Newbie Registered Member
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    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
    I would like to thank you for the reply and suggestions. My VTL 5.5 is capable of lomc so no worries there. I did order the Sumiko BPS EVO III lomc and expect it in a couple of weeks. I will post my opinion after the cartridge has several hours on.

    Thanks again G

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