Sorry for the delay in reporting back on this guys, it's been busy!
Ok, so to start with I fitted up my Audio Technica AT95e as it was all I had to hand, and I must say it sounded very nice. It's certainly no slouch that cart and offers excellent sound for it's modest outlay. I have recently acquired an old but mint Dynavector DV-20X2, and subsequently fitted it up last week and this is a step up in SQ. I am pleased with the results! Annoyingly I thought I had MC cards spare for the 32.5 but only have another set of MM, but the DV works with these as it's a high output cart. Would there be any benefit swapping out to MC cards?
Also I noticed my Sondek has some wobble and I've traced it down to the motor so I am going to fit a new motor to increase stability also. Sounds bloody cracking at the moment though!!