“With the Teatro mounted in the 12JT my system had beautiful, rich tonal colors. The leading edges of instruments were more precise and more musical sounding. The decay and space around and within instruments was simply “right,” which made for a wonderful and emotional listening experience. I think one of the reasons why it sounds so good is that with the 12JT, the Teatro is able to do an even better job at getting out of its own way, an area where it already excelled. This tonearm allows the Teatro to almost rival the Soundsmith Strain Gauge or the new Optical DS cartridge. It doesn’t quite match them in this area of getting out of the way, but I feel you are getting everything you can get from this cartridge when used with the 12JT tonearm.