What is the Phono stage you have finished with?


Hello, Like many I have an e.a.r 834p, and it has served me well for many years, I am now however looking for a new MC phono stage. I am up for going quite a few stages up from the ear (so the next phono will last me a few years!).

Would like to hear from you guys who have already gone down this road!
Happy listening

Cheers
James
sme10
I now have a Herron VTPH-1 MC Special. I'm not necessarily finished but I'm not sure how much I can improve realistically.... so finished for now!
I have added the Allnic H5000 DHT phono stage to keep company with my Pass XP-25. I am still waiting for delivery (2 weeks away).
I recently moved on from an Aesthetix Rhea to an ARC Phono REF 2SE. The Rhea did have major tube rush which is a common problem but the REF 2 is dead quiet and much more dynamic and detailed. Definitely a big step up, and worth the price.
zyx phono stage. A great match for the UNIverse cartridge