Back when I was at University (so 1989-92) I bought a Technics SL1810 from a junk shop for about £15-£20, if memory serves.
The turntable is still going strong although it's been relegated to a 2nd system now, but it had a Shure M91ED cartridge fitted when I bought it. I always liked the sound of this cartridge although the original Hi-Track stylus fitted was a little past its best. I'd fitted a few generic replacements with variable results before going to MC cartridges and not really looking back.
A year or so ago I heard a rumour that the Jico SAS stylus for this cartridge was being discontinued. I'd always fancied hearing what it could achieve so I took the plunge.
Well, today I finally got round to properly setting it up on my turntable and having a listen. It sounds way better than it has any right to, given what it owes me! I'm struggling to fault it, really, other than that the surface noise is perhaps a tiny bit higher than I'm used to.