Turning up the gain on your preamp will not stress your amplifier. What you need to do first is to contact Rogue and ask them if 2.5 mV is enough to drive your amp to full volume. If it is not case closed. If it is you can ask their advice, you don't have to follow it but it can't hurt to have it. If it is it will make no difference to the amp where the volume control is if it is putting out the same number of watts. I would pay no attention to the price of the cartridge, retail price is often a fiction. When I was a dealer I could get a $175 Supex which cost me $87.50 or a $150 Pickering which cost me $15.75. Which one do you think most dealers sold.[not me] All I can say is that the Dynavector has been around for decades in various incarnations and has a good reputation.
6 responses Add your response