Happy update on very old nagaoka!
This is an update to my Oct '16 post. When going through some old bits and pieces, can't remember what I as actually looking for, I found a nagaoka mp 50 stylus. Don't remember buying it or using it, but it had been used. So fitted it to the Stilton nagaoka body, attached it to my Linn basik plus arm, on my Michell Syncro, put Bowie's Blackstar on and voilà, beautiful music!! I'm so pleased and amazed that it sounds so good. I've got the Syncro attached to my (updated by Col ) Claymore, just back from him after I managed to break it by using a dodgy interconnect, a wire became unattached and shorted in the cable I've since discovered. The Claymore was always great, but is now brilliant, I'm in love with it all over again! The Syncro/Claymore combination works so well to my ears. I'm using KEF XQ20's, which I got from a local shop half price last year. The KEF's are very detailed, which I like, but can sound a little bright according to reviewers. Not so with the Claymore, the Claymore's punchy weight sounds perfect with them. I'm one very happy bunny!! So the moral of this story is; it's perfectly OK to be a hoarder, you never know when you are going to unearth the part that makes a half a whole!!