I also have the MMF-7. I have all solid state equipment- McCormack TLC-1 Line drive using the passive outputs and Conrad-Johnson MF2250 amp. With this I am using a Marantz PH-22 phono stage. This phono stage is a number of years old, but I have been unable to replicate the realism it gives to this particular setup. I have seen the small Conrad-Johnson vacuum tube phono stage sold used at times in the $500.00 range. It may be a good match for your gear. I have auditioned Creek, Phenomena, and Coph Nia, and none compared to the Marantz. I guess the best advice may be to audition any that you can.
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