A MM into a MC stage, eg Linto, won't work, and will sound bad.
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I've owned both the Audio Research PH3 SE and the Linn Linto. Both are excellent units. A lot depends on your application and your ancillary equipment. I feel you can certainly do worse than the AR, particularly if you go with MM. The AR does seem to have more setup flexibility.
If you decide to go with the Linn Arkiv, the Linto has a very seductive magic.
Very true. The wire only drops the gain, but leaves impedance unchanged. I suppose it would be good for a high output MC, but indeed won't sound so hot w/ most MM's. I own the Arkiv, and it is a wonderfuls combo with the Linto. However...I am about to replace the Linto with a Pass X-Ono. The Arkiv + Linto combo has a bit too much gain for my Tact 2.2X, and a 10 DB drop would too much..so I need a high quality unit w/ adjustable gain (sorry guys, I'm afraid my Linto is as good as sold to my local hi end dealer)