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Hello, I am considering purchasing the TS phono pre and would like to know from those who own one, what the bass and lower mid bass sound like? I mean overall, is the sound full bodied and balanced? I have heard some phono stages sound great in terms of open, transparent and large Soundstage, wonderful mids and highs, but somewhat lacking in the lower registers.
The current phono I have is a secondhand LCR phono based on the 12AX7 and 12AT7 stages and sounds very nice except for the lower registers where I feel the same recording sounds more balanced in the digital version. The mids and highs, and Soundstage, clarity etc are better in the analogue recordings. Try as I might to find info on how to increase the bottom-end, I haven't found much info. So I'm considering either getting the TS phono, or wait till Bruce starts to sell his sound corrector / fixer kit. My tonearm is an SME M9-12 with a Hana SL moving coil cartridge. I have a 1:10 / 1:20 SUT. The Hana SL outputs 0.5mV, has an impedance of 30 Ohms and needs to see a load impedance of about 400 Ohms. It's published frequency response is 15Hz to 25kHz. I have the MP and SOB combo. Am also wondering whether the sound fixer fits in with the MP. Thank you, Mel
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Oops, I meant my cartridge is the Hana EL, not the SL.