Cartridge and Preamp Recommendations

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Fleckbass
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Cartridge and Preamp Recommendations

Post by Fleckbass » 18 Jul 2019 21:18

Just got a Dual CS 1258. Looking for cartridge and preamp recommendations. I have been using an AT95E on my other table and like it. Looking at Dual specs it states 4.5 to 8 grams. The AT95E is 5.7g. I'm open to trying something new at a similar price point. Looking for a preamp also. Something around a $100 or less new. A used tube piece would be a nice find also.

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Re: Cartridge and Preamp Recommendations

Post by mamakasou » 20 Jul 2019 09:05

If you are into DIY, I could recommend the preamp I built and use daily.
It is MM/MI only, easy to build, costs around a 100 bucks and sounds pretty good.

For a cartridge, the VM95E is definitely a nice option to consider.
Performs above its price tag.

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Re: Cartridge and Preamp Recommendations

Post by Fleckbass » 20 Jul 2019 09:51

Thanks for the reply. Ended up putting an order in already. I got a Shiit Mani preamp coming. Wish I would have known about the cartridge. I ended up getting an AT95EX.

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Re: Cartridge and Preamp Recommendations

Post by Fleckbass » 21 Jul 2019 18:47

Interesting. Maybe a future purchase.

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