I have an Apheta mated with a P5. The Apheta has a peaked upper mids/lower highs that adds harshness. Can anyone recommend an affordable (i.e. under $1k used) phono stage that can mitigate this? I can't afford the Rega iOS. Thanks.
You will need a phono stage that will let you load the Apheta at 100 Ohms or lower. I understand that the Apheta really sings when loaded at 50 Ohms. I would look for a used one right here on Audiogon.