One of the most sought after cartridges in the world. This is the original design with the straight bar that sounds better than the subsequent round top design. The round top was employed because people would over tighten the screws, bending the steel bar! But as with the total design philosophy of this cartridge, the minimum material possible results in the lowest resonance. This is essentially a free moving motor in space. Exceptional vibrancy and naturality. About 500 hours of use. With original lucite case, screws and box.