Hi, I have a SN3 with LP12 MM at present and am starting to consider further investment in the vinyl side of my system. The built in phono stage in the SN3 is doing a grand job right now, but in future I’m highly likely to a) move to a pre-power set up and b) try out MC carts with my LP12.
With that in mind I believe a phono stage that supports both MM and MC is the best upgrade step to take, but naturally I want to improve upon the internal SN3 stage which I’d assume is at Stageline-ish level?
I’d appreciate any insights from those that have already taken this path before. Current contenders for demo are:
Rega Aria MK3
Vertere Phono 1 MK2