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Old 11-24-2017, 03:05 PM
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Something to consider SL. Your issue sounds more like overload of the phono. The Mac phonos don't handle loud passages well with medium output MC carts. Correct me if I'm wrong but yours looks to be 0.8mV. Need to plan on a preamp that can handle 10x this for any cart which would be 8mV for you. Your Mac phono tops out at 5mV so you will get distortion on ceartain loud passages.



I have a similar problem with Mac phono and a Blackbird cart (0.7mV).


Well I won’t be able to test that. My VAS cartridge got trashed but the new models I’m looking into have a output around .5mv so maybe one of those will be better.
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