Hello, I recently posted about switching/upgrading some of my equipment to take advantage of my moving coil phono preamp.
Switched the turntable out for Pioneer PLX-1000 (Yes a DJ table but highly touted by Stereophile).
I switched the passive preamplifier out for an Aric Audio Unlimited tube preamp. I'm running the stock JJ tubes.
Amplifier is an Odyssey Khartago.
Experimenting with a used cartridge, an Audio Space V-12 moving coil cartridge with about 300 hours on it. specs posted in pic.
Everything is setup up properly however I am struggling to get enough gain. The tube preamp has a gain knob and its maxed with volume knob also maxed. With all this Im still only getting minimum volume and no low end. The phono stage has 60db of gain which I was told here is average. I was hoping the tube preamp would be enough to push it.
Perhaps other problems, cartridge loading issue? Amplifier pairing issue? Tonearm mass? Higher gain tubes? Hoping to learn as I go here.
Thanks for any help!