The Pickups individual Sonic Character/Presentation, will be evident in any system, to the extent it is perceived as being present will be subjective, and the overall effect will be system / device dependent.
When an individual chooses to make a knowledge common in relation to the performance of a device, in production or no longer in production, then this is worthy of being a supported endeavor.
The sacrifice of personal time to set up the trial conditions.
The time spent assessing the presentation of a device, and the swapping of other devices to see if an assessment has an accuracy, will contribute to more personal time sacrificed.
Readers who look into the analysis offered in the auditions , are given an insight and direction that might just be relevant to a plan that they are immediately considering or investigating for the future.
The endeavor of these type of cartridge comparison trials are rare, the feed back Offered leading on from this type of investigation can only be of help/worth to individuals who are tied to a Certain budget.
The idea of these type of trials, stopping for what ever reasons, should be discouraged, and support offered to the individual making the sacrifices to present their findings.
I think Shakti, has the devices as well as the experience to make his comments on the comparisons being trialed valid.
He has my encouragement to keep on with his endeavor.