Well, I had to try it just for fun. A Sontone 9TA HC appeared on eBay basically for free, so I jumped on it. I'd heard that it represents the height of the Sonotone line. I don't have any special fancy way to hook it up. I just stuck it in a headshell, set tracking force to 2.5g and turned the gain on my Bellari Rolls VP129 way down. In a word: impressive! I don't think that most people in a double blind test would ever guess that this is not a moving magnet cartridge and an excellent one at that. Room-filling, full, rich sound, better than acceptable tracking, great bass without being boomy, minimal distortion, I could go on. Most impressively, cymbals have a sharp metallic edge to the sound, right at the strike, that I only really know from having been a drummer myself in a former life. Maybe this is what the hubbub about transients with ceramics is about. This is definitely High Fidelity. Looks like a little gold boat.