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In Reply to: RE: CartridgeCompatibility posted by captsven on January 11, 2017 at 09:05:59
That MM stage has more than adequate gain for the majority of MM/MI, and high output MC carts.. The additional 12AX7 MC gain stage (looks like grounded grid, with a large lytic as input coupling cap that has been bypassed with small film - cap quality here is critical) might make the the signal to noise ratio more compromised compared to a properly set up high quality step-up transformer.. But you could still try that MC pre stage with a low output MC, just to hear it for yourself first..
I've seen the schematic and there is no way to change he gain. That's why people use different tubes to do it. We still don't know the gain which is essential to predict a carts performance. Also whether you use a passive or active linestage plays a huge role too.
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