I just fitted my Empire 66 E/X to my Garrard Zero-100 in place of the Stanton 680E.V3 and I have to say I'm really liking it. Its got a better bass line than the Stanton had, and it hasn't lost the highs. The mids are a little weaker but its actually pretty nicely balanced. This stylus only has about 5 hours on it at most though, so I expect it may improve with playing. Not too shabby. The cart came with my AR/XA and I bought an NOS Empire elliptical stylus for it for 23 bucks. Who else has one of these things in rotation? Whats it bolted to?