Originally Posted by Reticuli
It seems that many people play out with needles that track better than their home needles, but I find the 680ELII's don't even track as well as the ATP's. 680's sound good with the Xone, but why would you play out with them over the 890's? Do the 890's track worse? I heard they have more bass and treble, which seems like it would be a good thing.
The 680's I own have different styli. With those I use the D6800 SE. As for tracking, I don't have a problem. The 890's have a higher output, but the 680's and these tips have a warmer feeling to them and allows me to drive the system a little hotter without distorting.
I love the way they sound. And as always sound a subjective thing.