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Originally Posted by Rutgar
I guess that does reveal my age!
Yeah, it appears that many people aren't fans of MC cartridges. If it wasn't for the fact that my integrated only has an MC phono preamp, I would simply stick to an MM. In the end, I may end up going with an MM anyway, but it seems like a waste to not use the built-in phono preamp, I already have.
As to if it is a waste, would depend on how good that built-in MC phono pre is.
If buying a TT w/MM cartridge and a separate MM phono pre would result in better quality sound its a no brainer.
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