New turntable or better cartridge?
I am about to upgrade my analog equipment, and I am unsure how my money is best spent: on buying a whole new turntable with cartridge or keeping my old 'table and splashing out more on the cartridge.
Today I have a ProJect RPM-4 (which I believe is the predecessor to the RPM-5.1) with a standard Ortofon cartridge.
I am considering buying either a Clearudio Concept with the Concept MC cartridge or a VPI Traveler with a Dynavector 10x5 (haven't heard any of the above but read rave reviews of both).
My question is: could I do even better and get away with spending less money if I just bought a pricier (and hopefully better) cartridge than either of the above mentioned for the ProJect? And what cartridge would that be? Or should I just settle for the Dynavector 10x5 partnered with the ProJect?
The rest of my rig is all-Quad: 99 preamplifier with built-in phono stage, 909 power amplifier, ESL-2805 speakers, NC (Nordic Concept) interconncets, Anticables speaker cables.
I would be grateful for all suggestions, also on other cables. Oh, and also what ADC I should buy. Maybe the ADL Esprit?
Visby, Gotland, Sweden