I have read a lot of amazing reports on how nice the PH 10 plays, however it has a fixed capacitance on MM at 200 pf, which is pretty close to where I have mine set at; I think I am around 250 pf., so it will most likely work fairly well until the new model comes out next year with variable capacitance settings.
In my opinion capacitance must be tuned naturally by phono cable only, not by the phono stage.
Gold note is the best for MC cartridges in my opinion, i’m using it with two MC inputs. Can be used with external SUT as an option.
For MM cartridges loading is much more inportant, if you can’t change 47k Ohm to 100k Ohm then you can’t use various amazing cartridges at full potential, for example Grage recommended 100k Ohm for their MM.
JLTi phono stage manufacturer can change internal resistors by request, i asked him to use 500k Ohm. And i can load it down to whatever value i need by adding parallel RCA plug resistors on the backside. In this configuration 100k Ohm for MM is not a problem and i’m happy about it, because most of the MM cartridges are much better at 100k Ohm (instead of 47k Ohm).
When i tried in my system the iPhono 2 with all those cap switches it was a garbage compared to the JLTi phono stage for MM cartridges. For the MC IPhono was much better than for MM.