After many years away, I got the hifi bug again a couple of years ago, and have built a headphone rig (Modi MB, Vali 2, HD6xx) that has been really enjoyable. But I've also got a vinyl collection that has been in storage for 25 years. There's a lot of it that isn't available digitally, and I've been missing it. So I recently ordered a Mani and Sys to add to my little rig, in the hopes of using it with my old JVC L-A31 I pulled out of storage this week while I wait for the Mani. Decidedly not high-end, but a place to start back in on vinyl. It spins, and seems to be generally functional, though I haven't been able to actually listen to it yet. What I do know is the stylus probably has a couple thousand hours on it, and this is where my dilemma starts. If I find I'm enjoying the vinyl again, I'm likely to want to upgrade to a better table. But I don't want the old table to get in the way of that enjoyment. So I'm agonizing over replacing the stylus, replacing the whole cartridge, or maybe buying a lower end current turntable. And if I replace the cartridge, do I get one that can move up if I choose to upgrade to a better turntable in 6 months. Current cartridge is an AT, but I'd have to pull it off the headshell to get the full model number. I believe it is an AT 120, based on the fact that I see "AT1" before the headshell covers the rest, and also based on the fact that the stylus is a gold-orange color which seems like the one in most AT(N)120E(T)/p photos I see. Seems like I could order a replacement stylus for that,or even upgrade if I'm reading some other threads correctly, as the least expensive path. Also considering replacing the AT with something like a 2m Blue as another option. What do you all think?