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    PH-16 Phono Preamp and Dynavector 20X2 cartridge



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    PH-16 Phono Preamp and Dynavector 20X2 cartridge

    Post by mijohn on Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:22 am

    I’m in the process of building a PH-16 phono preamp utilizing a Par Metal chassis with an aluminum  partition lined with mu metal for shielding of PSU. I will also be using Pearl tube coolers earthed to the PCB that I hope will also double as emf shields. (these are made from copper)

    I’m thinking of adding to my elderly collection of cartridges the Dynavector 20X2. This is available in high output (2.8mV) and low output (0.3mV) versions. Both are the same price. The options I have are:

    Buy the high output version and save several hundred dollars on SUT’s.

    Or, install Lundahl SUT’s in the PH-16 and go with the low output version.
    I have read that the 20X2L (Low) is theoretically better because of the lower mass of smaller coils and if one has a good phono stage and turntable combination, this is the best option. What do you think, is it six of one and half a dozen of the other?

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