I bought this cart used and tweaked the cantilever when I was opening the package. I sent it to sound-smith for a new aluminum cantilever and elliptical stylus. I sent it back to sound-smith for an evaluation prior to listing it for sale. That evaluation report is included below.
"Update on RA19443 - status: Eval, stylus has minimal wear about 15-20%. Good channel separation. Good clearance at 2.0g. We do not certify personal rebuilds as the warranty on the work does not transfer after it is sold. Please let me know if you would like a new rebuild, so you can state that it is a brand new stylus, even though there is only minimal wear. Thank you â€“ we have now received your cartridge for rebuild or rapid evaluation, if you selected that option. Normal rebuild time is 8-14 weeks, depending on our workload."