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Old 21st February 2007, 11:50 PM   #1
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Question Phono input advice required

Hi, I have just purchased a second hand Thorens TD 160 Super, Rega RB300 and Audio Technica AT31 MC cartridge for few pounds. The question is I have just returned to HIFI after about 20 year break and I have never owned a MC cartrige before. Will this work on my current amplifier which has MM input or do I need a seperate phono stage to get the best from this type of cartridge?
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Old 23rd February 2007, 05:15 PM   #2
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You will need an extra gain stage. That is, step-up transformers or an MC headamp between the cart and your existing phono inputs.

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Old 24th February 2007, 03:51 AM   #3
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Thaks for the advice, could you recommend a pne stage to go between my deck and amp??
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I like the Lundahl stepup tranny kit from K&K. Otherwise I will soon have an active JFET based headamp in kit form. But you gotta wait a month or two. There is also the schematic from M. Leach you can try to dig up.

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