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Old 29th June 2006, 04:21 PM   #1
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Default Difference beetween MC & MD phono preamp

I'm looking for a cheap phono preamp for an MC phono. I found cheap one but they are for MD. Could it work for MC ? (don't really need quality)

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Old 29th June 2006, 05:31 PM   #2
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Hi,

What MC cartridge is it ? i.e. what is its output ?

High output MCs work into normal MM phono stages.

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Old 29th June 2006, 06:01 PM   #3
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I like This. There are PCBs and kits for sale.

For low, but not ultra-low, output carts like the Denon DL-103 you might have to change the R2 to about 1k. Ask the designer.

But as sreten said, the cart decides what headamp to use.
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Old 30th June 2006, 12:07 AM   #4
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Please forgive my ignorance and not keeping upt with current technology in the field, but what is an MD pickup?
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Old 30th June 2006, 09:53 AM   #5
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Please forgive my ignorance and not keeping upt with current technology in the field, but what is an MD pickup?


You are forgiven. It's a mini-disk player built into the arm base.


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Old 30th June 2006, 10:11 AM   #6
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It's a mini-disk player built into the arm base

Huh ? /sreten.
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Old 30th June 2006, 10:15 AM   #7
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Hi,


md-player, featuring a tubed output for that vynilic touch

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ps. MD = MM
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Old 30th June 2006, 11:11 AM   #8
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md-player, featuring a tubed output for that vynilic touch

jauu
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ps. MD = MM
You mean it was a typo in the original post? That was what I suspected.


However, with all the strange stuff around nowadays I could almost be prepared to buy that mini-disc explanation.
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Old 30th June 2006, 11:51 AM   #9
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No typo, MD = MagnetoDynamic or similar, means MM.

German Elektor stubbornly wrote always MD too. That was 10+ yrs ago...don't know yet.
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Old 30th June 2006, 11:54 AM   #10
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No typo, MD = MagnetoDynamic or similar, means MM.

German Elektor stubbornly wrote always MD too. That was 10+ yrs ago...don't know yet.
Aha, OK. I don't think I have heard that term before and it is obviously a very ambigious term that, in my opinion, could just as well refer to any pickup, both MM and MC.
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