This was a cartridge that one of our customers ordered and because it took a while for it to be delivered to him, had purchased something else. So his loss is now your gain! Highly rated by both Stereophile Magazine and Absolute Sound, this is one of the great MC cartridges that is a an absolute BEST BUY. Its $5000 MSRP was very reasonable and and at $3500 here, its a steal. Flagship model at a great price!