Looking for SPU users experience with SUT. I have recently acquired an SPU Royal G Mkii and before I spend $$$ want to get an idea on what SPU owners are using.
System is as follows: Miyajima EC-5 Preamp Thorens TD-124 Mkii fully updated Ortofon RMG 309i tonearm Ortofon TA-210 tonearm SME 10 Turntable w/SME 10 Tonearm Pass Labs X-260.8 Amplifiers Esoteric N-05 Streamer(Dac not used) Ypsilon Dac-100 True Sound Works Apogee Duetta Shunyata Denali T Audience AU24 se speaker and interconnects Shunyata Alpha and Cardas Golden Reference power cables Billy Bags Pro Series rack
Yes, it will work - but will suffer from high noise level and limited dynamic range! This I learned from experience! Get a good SUT! I have five, including a Mike Sanders (Quicksilver) to use with my various LOMC'S.
The Miyajima makes since to pair with the preamp, I am also considering a Hashimoto as I had fantastic results when I used it with my Koetsu’s. I was looking for SPU owners to get a feel for what success they had/have with SPU’s they were or are currently using. I have a new Aururosound Vida sitting in a box new that I have but hate to open it up when a good SUT into the Miyajima will give me what I am looking for sound wise.
Just tried it out and volume pot at 3 o’clock to get to level to where I normally listen and interesting feedback coming through similar to a howling noise(not like a dog:) I have some old in line Sony SUT’s that I am using now until I find the SUT and didn’t get that and also 10 O’clock on the volume pot is plenty loud and I believe they are 26db SUT.
I've used about 10 different SUTs and phono amps (like Ortofon MCA-76 and Denon HA-1000), and Live! MC10 SUT works best for me. It has Hashimoto HM-3 transformer. It is paired with Magi Phonomenal phono preamp and they work very well for my Ortofon SPU cartridges, Denon DL103r, and low output Ortfon MC cartridges (output less than 0.1mV). I recently purchased Allnic H-1202 and I can tell that they are very close and the difference between two are not readily noticeable. The biggest difference is, H-1202 is much quieter. If you are seriously considering an SUT, Live! MC10 may work well. It supports two different levels of output.