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TSuellentrop
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Upgrading from Debut III

I have had a Pro-Ject Debut III since about October as my first TT. After sending it in from service I have been informed the retailer where I bought it at is going to give me a giftcard back for my purchase price since they could not fix it.

I was running it through a Marantz PM5004 and a pair of B&W 685s.

Looking to upgrade to a better TT and it looks like it will have to remain a Pro-Ject. I'm looking to spend around $1,000 and have seen good things about the RM-5.1 SE. The only thing that it pushing me away from that is looks like the Blue Point No.2 is a MC cartridge and the PM5004 has a MM input. I could buy a PhonoBoxII but then that puts me a bit over what I wanted to spend. Any suggestions?

Tim

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The Pro-Ject

Xpression III turntable has a Sumiko Oyster MM cartridge and is a serious upgrade from the Debut III. $300 would buy a lot of vinyl or a Bellari VP130 or an upgraded cartridge.

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get the 5.1 without the cartridge and then buy the MM of your choice.

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I've heard the Blue Point

I've heard the Blue Point No.2 is a very high voltage MC and that it will work fine with a MM input. I'll probably go that route.

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2.5mV

is far below the usual 4.0-5.0mV output of a typical MM cartridge, but certainly about 5 times the output of the typical MC.  Hope it works for you.

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Yes, BP2 is high output,

Blue Point 2 is high output MC and it works just fine in my MM phono input.

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