Transfiguration Phoenix S cartridge - impedance loading recommendation?

This cartridge has a low internal impedance of 1-2 Ohms, and the manufacturer recommends an impedance loading of >7 Ohms.

My phono stage (Accuphase AD 2900) has MC impedance settings of 10, 30, 100, and 300 Ohms.

I have tried it at 10, 30, and 100 Ohms and they all sound ok.  I am running it at 10 Ohms for now.

What settings have you found to be best?


Dear @toronto416  : MC cartridges are not sensitive tochanges in loading impedance but a " not so good " phonostage design it couldbe.

I owned the Phoenix and other Transfiguration models, the one you own is truly and has a very  good quality performance levels.100ohms is OK. Your Accuphase unit is very good design too, so no problem at all.

Regards and enjoy the MUSIC NOT DISTORTIONS,



I own a Transfiguration Orpheus L, which is also a low impedance cartridge.  It is not sensitive to loading and I run it with 360 ohm loading.