Dynavector 17D3 phono cartridge

This “great affordable benchmark” is an updated of a true classic, the original Karat, and is one of the most neutral cartridges available at any price.¨Ü (It even measures that way!) It won’t satisfy those looking for a warm, dreamy sound, but it does offer “a ton of detail with a very high degree of tonal accuracy.” If you’re looking for a cartridge in the sub-$1000 range, the Dynavector 17D3 should be on your short list.