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Elite 49TXi Phono input

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Hello all,

I have a question regarding the phono input on the 49TXi. I got my 49TXi a couple of months ago and love it. I am getting ready to purchase a Music Hall MMF-7 turntable, which comes with a Goldring Eroica high output moving coil cartridge. What I'm wanting to confirm is that the phono input will work with a high output moving coil cartridge. I can't imagine that it wouldn't, but I would like to be sure before I order the turntable. I checked the specs in the owners manual but didn't really see anything regarding this. I would appreciate any input from anyone who uses a turntable with this reciever or any vinyl lovers. Thanks.
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I am running my Ortofon X5-MC into a Marantz receiver right now and it is working OK. The Ortofon's output is 2mv, which is lower than many MM cartridges. I do have to turn the volume up higher than for the tuner or cd, but it is not a problem. It still will go plenty loud. If your output is 2mv or higher, I think you will be OK.
The specs on page 119 only mention Phono MM (moving magnet), however, it seems that some people actually have success with moving coil cartridges. Notice the sensitivity is only 4.7 mV at 47 kiloOhms.
Thanks for the input guys. After my initial post, I saw that the senistivity on the 49TXi is 4.7mv as Music Fanatic states. The output of the MusicHall MMF-7 is 2.5MV. I'm not sure how all this works yet, so I don't know if that's good or bad. I've always had a turntable, but they've been low end ones, this will be my first higher end turntable. Would either of you know of a link to a good begineers website on turntables and how they really work? Thanks for the help. I appreciate it.

2.5mV output should be fine. Any high-output MC cartridge should work. There is a great board on turntables and vinyl called the Vinyl Asylum:


I just got my turntable out again and they have helped me out on that board.
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