I think the Bronze gets the best bangs for your bucks but, as you say, the upgrade will require purchasing a whole new cartridge but the Blue can always be sold on I suppose.I don’t have any personal experience of that particular upgrade, and although the black stylus will fit on the blue body, apparently the generator within the body is different.
How much of this would be noticeable again I’m unsure, but just wanted to make you aware.
I have heard the 2m bronze, and that sounded very good indeed on a Gyro SE.
I thought you might be questioning a simple stylus upgrade, if you intend replacing the whole cartridge and you like the Ortofon sound then the Bronze is a very safe bet although there are other alternatives.Hi all and thanks for the replies, looking like the Bronze maybe the one to go for
@DougK - I have a Project 2 xperience 2 pack (ridiculous name) connected to a Rega Elicit-r powering some Duevel Planets, it’s a great combination but I guess like a lot of us the upgrade itch has struck and the cartridge seems an obvious place to look.
That's a good budget but think it's getting close to what your turntable / tonearm will do justice to.