I'll be traveling somewhat unexpectedly to Japan this week. I will be spending a couple days in both Kyoto and Tokyo.
I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for shops I should stop into? Record Stores?
Specifically i'm seeking a new cartridge under $1500 along with records and cds.
I'm good with both new and vintage cartridges that would pair with with a VPI Prime Scout.
As for what kind of sound I'm looking for from my cart, I've only ever run the Ortofon 2m Bronze and Black on the VPI, both of which I've liked. Between them I prefer the detail, space and speed from the black over the warmer rounded edges of the bronze...but it could be fun to get two carts with different sound signatures. I'm all ears!
Thank in advance!