Try low output mc. The SP9II can go down to .3 as long as you're not looking for 100db rock concert levels. For classical and vocals it should be perfect. So try Denon 103-$200? Just wait for the next release of supplies in a couple weeks-check ebay. No question. If not try as second best the ATOC9-$300. What a waste to use the SP9 for HO MM like AT440. Given the drawbacks of the SP9 it's greatest advantage as a hybid phono preamp is its neutral very quiet high gain. So take advantage of that get a high responsive low output MC.
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