I have another question for anyone with an opinion.
I' thinking to up grade my phono cartridge to a low output moving coil, but to do this, one needs to step up the signal so the moving magnet input on the pre amp can deal with it.
I'm reading a bit about Step Up transformers, which can be difficult to mate to the rest of the equipment and, I understand, can act as a filter, cutting the frequency response down. (I think I have that right)
The other major option is a so-called "head amplifier", to actively amplify the signal.
I'd sure appreciate recommendations, and I'd prefer to go with a DIY kit, if there are any.