Geoch, You wrote, "So, don't bother. You simply can't trick the formula."

But in fact the formula itself is "tricky" and only gives you a ballpark estimate of the resonant frequency, even if your input data are accurate with respect to one's particular sample of a particular cartridge. So my approach would be to forget the formula but to try in a general way to match a low compliance cartridge with a medium to high mass tonearm, etc, etc.

I am one who does use ESLs and OTLs and who does very much like the Urushi that I own. I also have a Colibri and an Ortofon MC7500 and several tonearms and turntables. Many days, I prefer the Urushi over all. I don't think a 12" arm is necessary to enjoy the Urushi, but when I finally acquire one, I will try it.

But in fact the formula itself is "tricky" and only gives you a ballpark estimate of the resonant frequency, even if your input data are accurate with respect to one's particular sample of a particular cartridge. So my approach would be to forget the formula but to try in a general way to match a low compliance cartridge with a medium to high mass tonearm, etc, etc.

I am one who does use ESLs and OTLs and who does very much like the Urushi that I own. I also have a Colibri and an Ortofon MC7500 and several tonearms and turntables. Many days, I prefer the Urushi over all. I don't think a 12" arm is necessary to enjoy the Urushi, but when I finally acquire one, I will try it.