revreed

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Used phono preamp options - feedback requested
I don't have experience with any of the other phono preamps listed but I am trialing the Graham Slee Accession MC (they have a MM version too) with the Enigma PSU 1. I have vintage components and bought a new Rega Planar 8 with Apheta 3 . I bought... 
Phono stage hum - Rega Aria
Another update ...I’ve been demoing a Graham Slee Accession with PSU 1 and CuSat50 RCA cables. There was some hum but greatly reduced from the the Rega Aria. I’d recommend participating in their loaner program if you are interested. 
Next step Phono
Been demoing the Grahm Slee Accession MC with Enigma PSU 1 with really good results. I had the Rega Aria and had too much hum I’m my system. 
Pondering a change after 30 odd years...
Agree with @pinwa & @rodman99999 on the Spatial Audio Lab line of speakers. Here’s a couple of links the are straight forward review of the Sapphire M3s .https://www.spatialaudio.us/  Product site.https://youtu.be/YHv9wBB3bjw    Reviewhttps://... 
Phono stage hum - Rega Aria
@malcom2 Update but no real resolution. I tried every variant of grounding between turntable, preamp, amp and the Aria with no result. I even sent the Aria back to get checked out, of course it was fine. So I returned the Aria and took the big hit... 
Phono stage hum - Rega Aria
@malcom2 I’d say it’s at a medium volume on up. I can hear it at below medium but really have to strain to hear it. I will be talking to the dealer in a couple of days to see what his resolution will be, including refund. (Sorry didn’t mean to hij... 
Phono stage hum - Rega Aria
Apologies to all for the lack of response since posting. I had some unexpected travel and was ill for several days ( no COVID thankfully). 
Phono stage hum - Rega Aria
Don’t know if you solved the hum problem, hopefully you have and can point me in the right direction. I just bought the Aria to match my Rega Planar 8 w/ Apheta 3 cartridge and get the hum issue too. So guess that eliminates your cartridge. My old... 
Suggestion for phono preamp in sub 2k price to complement Rega Planar 8 with Apheta 3 MC
Thanks everyone for your suggestions, all great phono preamps I’m sure. To start with I just got a good deal on a Rega Aria so I will start with that as a reference. Then I’m gonna try the PS Audio on loan, and the Graham Slee on loaner to start m... 
Suggestion for phono preamp in sub 2k price to complement Rega Planar 8 with Apheta 3 MC
@jrw1971 Thanks for the comparison, I was originally looking at the Rega Aria to stay in the same family. I was then headed down the PS Audio path after reading goods reviews on it. The switching via remote while seated listening is compelling.@jo... 
Suggestion for phono preamp in sub 2k price to complement Rega Planar 8 with Apheta 3 MC
@photomax, was considering the Aria but other units appeared more flexible? Not sure.@bobedwards101 I’ll check out the AVA hadn’t come across that one.@au_lait doesn’t look like they are distributed in the US. I forgot to mention my locale in the ... 
Suggestion for phono preamp in sub 2k price to complement Rega Planar 8 with Apheta 3 MC
@verdantaudio I’ve seen the Rogue Ares but don’t know much about it. I’ll do some research into those you mentioned. Thanks for the input. 
Suggestion for phono preamp in sub 2k price to complement Rega Planar 8 with Apheta 3 MC
@big_greg Thanks for mentioning removing the cover, shouldn’t be an issue since I don’t plan on swapping the cartridge out frequently.Unfortunately just missed a good deal on a used Chinook!  
Suggestion for phono preamp in sub 2k price to complement Rega Planar 8 with Apheta 3 MC
@rsf507 Thanks for  your response. Another preamp I hadn’t heard of but will do some research on it. Appreciate the suggestion. 
Suggestion for phono preamp in sub 2k price to complement Rega Planar 8 with Apheta 3 MC
@wlutke Hadn’t heard of the the Herron, I’ll take a look, glad to hear its a good fit for the Rega. Thanks for the response.