Letters

Allnic and Dynavector

August 3, 2015

Marc,

I could sure use some help regarding the Dynavector XV-1s cartridge and Allnic H 3000 phono stage. What settings for gain and impedance have you found to be the best?

Thank you for all your hard work and writings for The Audio Beat. I am a devoted fan.

P.K. Das

In my review of the Allnic H-3000, I noted using the 10k-ohm setting for the X-V1s, and I will stick by that, although I would also begin with the 47k setting, or no loading at all, to hear what it offers. That has sounded best with other phono stages, including the one in the CAT SL-1 Legend preamp. As for gain, that's more of a personal preference and how much your want your analog playback to equal the output of digital. I usually set gain around 60dB, which would be near the +24dB/x20 setting of the H-3000. -Marc Mickelson

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