cfluxa, Your SUT's are the added amplification to your MM stage.
Your MM stage must be very good; the SUT's can't improve
mediocre MM stage. Besides each added amplification adds to the
distortions. It is curious that you can't bypass the SUT's.
Otherwise you would own both MM and MC phono-pres.
Consequently the EMT in combination with the MM stage may
sound better than with added SUT's.