Your cartridge will be fine into the MC input on your Luxman integrated. No need for a SUT.
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This is something you can tell for yourself in the output levels and noise.
If you feel you have to turn up the volume too much, or are hearing too much noise at the right level, that's where a step up transformer will help.
Of course, proper matching according to recommended data is important, but that's the effect of having too low output for your gear.
Dear @wado: Agree with @jperry : You don't need SUT for your cartridge.
That review is totally wrong. The sensitivity manufacturer specification for MC cartridges you can read here and you can play even with lower output cartridges than your Clearaudio:
Input Sensitivity / ImpedancePhono (MM): 2.5mV / 47KΩ, PHONO (MC): 0.3mV / 100Ω.
Thank you all very much for your input and time. and especially to help out a newbie like me.
I also just received a response from Luxman on FB that says "The 505uXII MC phono section is set up for 100 Ohms loading... so, this is a precise match to what Clearaudio recommends."
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