Hi. I think this is my first post.
I recently upgraded the cartridge on my Denon 52F from an Ortofon OM3e to a Denon 103R. Now, I know it's a low voltage cart at .25mV, but I wasn't expecting such a significant drop. I'm unsure what to do, if anything. I'm above halfway on the volume control to get any significant sound. I have no idea of db level (no meter).
The Denon 52F was recently recapped. Tracking force is set at 2.5g. Tonearm was rebalanced. I don't have separates, but use a vintage Sansui G-9700 into Polk LSiM707 floorstanding speakers. LPs are a mix of old and new. Blues and Jazz and Classic Rock mainly.
Thoughts on whether I should get a phono amp? Should I not worry about it, since the receiver doesn't seem to be heating up after an hour of listening.
Home Theater System: Onkyo TX-SR806, Maverick Audio TubeMagic DAC, AudioEngine B1, Echo Dot, Denon DP-61F, Technics SL-BD22, Polk Audio LSi Series (4 LSi9s, LSiC, and PSW1000)
HiFi System: Sansui G-9700, Denon DP-52F, Ampex AX-300, Polk Audio LSiM707s.