With your total budget, you might even be able to squeeze in the low output version of your favorite cartridge.
Used(except cartridge) can get some nice gear.
What is the best Turntable/arm & Phono preamp matches for Benz Ebony H cartridge???
I own a Benz Ebony H Cartridge. I would like to optimize by setup for this cartridge.
Can you recommend the best turntable, tonearm, and phono preamp matches for this cartridge?
My budget for a turntable and tonearm is $5,000-$7,000 U.S dollars.
My budget for a phono preamp is $4,000 U.S. dollars.
I currently have the cartridge installed on a Rega P9/Rega Tonearm, running into a MFA Magus tube preamp from the late 80s.
I appreciate your help, as I really like how this cartridge sounds and would like to take advantage of all it has to offer.
Not sure I can recommend a TT / arm. But I would look at used Audio Research preamps at the top of your budget. If you can get an Audio Research PH8 or higher, it will bring out the best of your TT / cartridge.
I have owned Audio Research phono stages for over 30 years. Each, upgrade I made was heavily researched and auditioned… each time ARC came up on top for me.