Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
I have heard some of the setups have small differences, but I'm not sure.
I guess only Ortofon know exactly how they work, and they have the interest in selling cart/stylus setups as full units to make their money.
I do find it amusing they sell carts as specific to scratching. It's like selling speakers specific to scratching.
The only thing that matters really is the stylus that touches the record.
The sound signature should be based on the needs of the user, it has no effect on the tracking on the record.
Scratch carts are always higher output - I do believe this is determined by the magnet structure inside of the cart.

A great review of the S120:

They even go over interchangeability in the review, and don't recommend it.