if you are talking about Sumiko Blackbird, that is a high putput Moving Coil cartridge and not an MM. Try different settings and see which one sounds best. Loading is important too.
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It all comes down to the mv. output of the cart. Yes it is a MC, but, it has the high output of a typical MM. Use the MM input. Not sure if plugging it into the MC input would hurt anything, but, I wouldn't try it. I did this myself years ago out of curiosity with a Bluepoint Special and Classe DR4 preamp. It sounded awful and was overloading the phono section. After quickly disconnecting, I was glad to find no damage was done to the preamp.