I want to be in the Will of anyone who pays $2,250. for a Mono Cartridge.
I paid a mere $1,765CDN +15% tax for a Cadenza Mono, so I don't meet your criteria. I'll tell the lawyer to cross you off the list. 😉
Put your modified AT on. I am confident that you'll be very pleased and its performance will be exemplary on almost all your mono records.
I had Steve put a Namiki boron cantilever with MR stylus on an AT 33 Mono a few years ago-it is a fabulous cartridge and a serious improvement on the stock item.
Might even give a few of those $2k mono cartridges a run for their money.
I found and bought the AT33 Mono with a broken stylus, knowing I was going to have Steve upgrade it.
I cannot remember which advanced tip Steve and I chose, we put it on boron. After shattering Shure's beryllium, I generally stick with boron, although I did buy a Sumiko Talisman S with a sapphire tube cantilever, it sounds terrific.
I will be listening to it soon, been recovering from surgery, PT, getting better, moving about, played some music this weekend.
two from that 'give away' sale posted here, price $0.00; shipping $8.00
Bud Powell Trio, Time Waits, wonderful (Rudy Van Gelder)
Jon Baptiste, very enjoyable quirky mix