the Kora Eclipse pre has both Mm and MC, and a nice headphone stage. You can find used one here for a pretty nice price.
4 responses Add your response
The Sonic Frontier Line stages, while no longer in production, have a headphone jack - not sure about phonestage though . . .
The McIntosh tube preamp (forgot the model #) also has a headphone jack but not the std. 1/4" jack . . .
By the way, what headphone amps are your considering (as I too will need to buy one) and what headphones are you using?
I haven't narrowed down my list of headphone preamps yet. I am at the stage of trying to figure out the marketplace, features vs. dollars...the normal early decision making stuff. I could make this real easy and just buy the Grado or Rotel and forget the tube side. But since I need a phono pre as well, why not try to see if I can kill two birds with one stome?
As for headphones, I had Beyers, but have since returned them. I have Grado 225's and am planning on picking up Senn. 600's once I get this equipment in place.