For various reasons ive swapped my Quad pre amp for a NAD C 162.
The problem i have is that i cant get sufficient power from the phono stage, it sounds really weak and pathetic. Im using a Clearaudio Virtuoso MM cartridge that on paper puts out 3.4 mV. It worked fine into the Quad but now im just not getting gain, ive tried a Cambridge audio phono stage that introduces 39dB of gain and connected this into an AUX port and it sounds even worse. I tried the MC input of the C162 thinking at worst id over drive but this sounded even worse and quieter than the MM input.
The cartridge appears to want a 47kohm load but this seems very typical, what am i doing wrong ??? I cant believe i have three faulty input stages and i also cant believe that a brand new cartridge gave up the ghost at the same time I swapped pre amps.