Thorens TD160 & Pro-Ject Phono Box S setup

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  1. Yetiboy

    Yetiboy New Member

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    I'm baaaaaaaack!

    Easy one this time. Got my preamp in the mail today, just want to make sure I have it set up properly for my cartridge.

    I'm pretty sure I have a Stanton 681EEE mkII S based on researching what came stock with the TD160 mkII, but I'm not 100% sure (pic included for possible confirmation).

    Based on what I read here:
    https://www.vinylengine.com/cartrid...chi=&stid=&masslo=&masshi=&notes=&prlo=&prhi=

    I should be using the following settings:
    Input gain = 40dB (seems to be the lowest setting according to the examples in the manual - picture also included) so 1 on, 2 off, 3 on
    Input impedance 47kohms (low-output MC cartridge, right?) so 4, 5, and 6 off
    Capacitance load 200pF (only options are 100, 200, then up to 320) so 7 on, 8 off

    Am I reading the info on both the above site and the instruction manual correctly?

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  2. mprince

    mprince AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Sounds right. Once you get it going you can experiment with different loading and see if it sounds better. Won't hurt a thing.
     
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  3. Yetiboy

    Yetiboy New Member

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    Okay, good. My concern was potentially doing damage, glad to hear it shouldn't be an issue. And that I'm capable of reading both an instruction manual and data correctly. Thanks!
     
  4. Bugler

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    Stanton 681 series cartridges are not moving coil, but moving iron giving output voltages of about 2.8-5 mV which is basically in line with moving magnet.
     
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    Details available at vinylengine.com. You have to register but it's free. Great resource!
     
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  6. Yetiboy

    Yetiboy New Member

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    Okay, good to know - I'll check it out, thanks!
     
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