Opions on the mac Preamp phono sections ?

What is the general opinion on Mac phono sections in their preamps ? My C712 pre is supposed to have a similar phono sections to many of the other Mac preamps. While it is MM only, I suppose I could use a HOMC also. Assuming I stick with a MM or HOMC, is there any advantage to buying a seperate Phono preamp. There would be quite a variety in the $500 used, such as the Monolithic phono preamp, Dynavector, etc...

I guess the main info needed is the opinions on the Mac Preamp phono sections. I really have nowhere to try any separate phono preamps, so before I buy something, I would like to get some opinions on the Mac.

Showing 1 response by jamnesta

The newest Mac preamps, C2300 and up have received kudos for their phono sections w/ both mm & mc + cartridge loading on the fly, comparable to many highly regarded stand alones.