You need a lot of gain for that output cartridge. If you already have a mm phono input than a passive device into it will produce less noise for the MC cartridge. The Quicksilver or EAR would be good choices - the EAR has a more versatile setting situation. An active device into the phono preamp input would tend to produce more noise. If you are just wanting to use another input as your phono input than you will need an active device or stand alone phono preamp - you will definitely have more options with this setup aned some are extremely quiet.
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