Well,the Tube Tech Unisis has cemented its place in my system and I'm unboxing my LP12 tonight. Can't wait...
Now, the Unisis has an mm phono stage (whichI have yet to try). The specs say the input sensitivity on the phono stage is 0.8mV. My current cartridge is a linn troika (output 0.1 or 0.2mv, depending onwhere you get your info....).I will try it, but its outputseems very low to be going into an mm stage.
Options: Either get a step up transformer oranothercartridge with higher output. I do have an AT OC9 in my spares box. its output is 0.5mV, so I might get away with that.
TBH, I'm a big fan of the troika (I like it so much that I bought a second as a spare) and would like to keep it. Selling the spare one (and perhaps the OC9 ass well) would give mesome funds to put towards a step up transformer, so that mightbe the way to go.....
Iwill try the OC9, as the output is only a little short of the 0.8mv needed by the Unisis. if that works out, so much the better, but how about the option of a high output mc? The Dynavector 10x5 at about £250 seems well regarded (as are the Denons, butI don't know if these would work wellon an ekos).
Budget will be around £200-£250 ish. More ifreally necessary (I don't know anything about step ups,so have nothing to go on regarding quality/price ratios etc).
What doyou reckon? - which step ups (new or used) should I consider? And cartridges? Any other options that I have yet to consider?