Is there a process to match a Cartridge to a Phono

What process is used when choosing a Phono Pre Amp with analyzing your cartridge spec. Are there certain things that should match up? What are some guide lines?

1012GX Technical Specifications:
Type Moving Magnet
Channel Balance 2dB @ 1kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity 6.5mV +/- 1.5dB
Static Compliance 16mm/N vert 24mm/N lat.
Channel separation 25dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Tip Mass 0.45 mg
Stylus Radius 1006 Elliptical
1012GX Gyger II
1022GX Gyger I
1042 Gyger S
Stylus Type Replaceable
Tracking force 1.5 - 2g (1.7g nom.)
Weight 6.3g
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Usually output voltage and gain.MM/MI can be amplified quite easily.
The capability to adjust the resistance (MM) or capacitance (MC) if you intend to fine tune your cartridge/system match is very important. Especially with MC cartridges. A lot of phono pre's, especially the inexpensive ones do not provide this. And, especially with tube units, make sure it has enuf gain to match your cartridge or you might be plagued by tube noise when runing low output MC's.
The other way round ;)

You have to match capacitance for MM and resistance for MC for fine tuning. Lots of info on cartridge loading in the Asylum and on Audiogon.
Restock, Thank god I don't make my living giving advise! At least I gave him something to 'think' about with a built in problem to solve. My misunderstanding is probably why I put my vinyl system in the closet, I could never get it to sound right! :-)